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NBS02: Newborn Screening Follow-up, 3rd Edition

CLSI requests nominations for volunteers to serve as members and contributors on a document development committee for a document revision.


CLSI document NBS02 will provide information on new practices, recommendations, and challenges pertaining to follow-up processes in newborn screening (NBS). This document will discuss the education of parents and providers pre- and postanalytically as well as follow-up activities for out-of-range results through diagnosis (including late-onset conditions), unsatisfactory or invalid specimens, and unscreened infants. Follow-up provisions after a diagnosis is made are also included. This guideline will also cover data management and analysis as it pertains to follow-up care, familial testing and effect of screening on families, and emergency preparedness as it pertains to NBS follow-up programs.

This group is looking for volunteers with:

  • Expertise in all phases of the NBS process
  • Expertise in international NBS programs and processes
  • Experience in NBS follow-up activities and documentation of NBS follow-up processes
  • Experience in clinical aspects of screened conditions
  • Experience in developing and using case management systems

Additional information on essential job duties and skills and abilities for CLSI committee participants can be viewed here.

Timeline for this project

Week of September 23-27, 2018: First face-to-face meeting (NOTE: This will be a 2-day meeting scheduled during the September Committees Week in San Antonio, Texas.)
September 2018 to August 2019: Drafting of document (higher-intensity volunteer time period)
January 2020 to March 2020: Voting period for draft document
March 2020 to May 2020: Revision of draft based on comments received during voting
December 2020: Expected publication date

Due date for submission of required documentation

Please submit nominations and required documentation (see Requirements for Nomination Consideration) on or before July 23, 2018 to