CLSI Publishes Newborn Screening Document NBS05—Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis, 2nd Edition
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published the second edition of NBS05—Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis. NBS05 describes newborn screening (NBS) laboratory tests and screening strategies used worldwide to identify newborns at increased risk of developing cystic fibrosis (CF).
This guideline describes newborn dried blood spot screening algorithms for CF using immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT) assays alone or, most commonly, in combination with second-tier DNA testing for detecting specific cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) variants. CF NBS algorithms are among the first NBS models incorporating DNA technologies. Variations in the IRT/DNA method, including the use of pancreatitis-associated protein (PAP) testing after IRT testing, are also summarized with explanations of their advantages and disadvantages.
This guideline specifies recommendations for newborn screening (NBS) for cystic fibrosis (CF) and routine use of dried blood spot (DBS) specimens for identifying potentially affected newborns. This guideline also discusses the preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical activities of CF NBS, including short-term follow-up and long-term follow-up considerations. This guideline describes:
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