Introducing Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in the Dutch Neonatal Screening Program
AbstractThe implementation of newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in the Netherlands is a multifaceted process in which several parties are involved. The Dutch Ministry of Health adopted the advice of the Dutch Health Council to include SCID in the Dutch newborn screening program in 2015. As newborn screening for SCID is executed with a new, relatively expensive assay for the Dutch screening laboratory, an implementation pilot study is deemed instrumental for successful implementation. A feasibility study was performed in which the practicalities and preconditions of expanding the newborn screening program were defined. Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) indicated that SCID screening in the Netherlands might be cost-effective, recognizing that there are still many uncertainties in the variables underlying the CEA. Data and experience of the pilot study should provide better estimates of these parameters, thus enabling the actualization of CEA results. Prior to the implementation pilot study, a comparison study of two commercially available SCID screening assays was performed. A prospective implementation pilot study or so-called SONNET study (SCID screening research in the Netherlands with TRECs) started in April 2018 and allows the screening for SCID of all newborns in three provinces of the Netherlands for one year. Based on the results of the SONNET study, the Dutch Ministry of Health will make a final decision about national implementation of newborn screening for SCID in the Netherlands. View Full-Text
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Blom, M.; Bredius, R.G.; Weijman, G.; Dekkers, E.H.; Kemper, E.A.; Van den Akker-van Marle, M.E.; Van der Ploeg, C.P.; Van der Burg, M.; Schielen, P.C. Introducing Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in the Dutch Neonatal Screening Program. Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2018, 4, 40.
Blom M, Bredius RG, Weijman G, Dekkers EH, Kemper EA, Van den Akker-van Marle ME, Van der Ploeg CP, Van der Burg M, Schielen PC. Introducing Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in the Dutch Neonatal Screening Program. International Journal of Neonatal Screening. 2018; 4(4):40.Chicago/Turabian Style
Blom, Maartje; Bredius, Robbert G.; Weijman, Gert; Dekkers, Eugènie H.; Kemper, Evelien A.; Van den Akker-van Marle, M. E.; Van der Ploeg, Catharina P.; Van der Burg, Mirjam; Schielen, Peter C. 2018. "Introducing Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in the Dutch Neonatal Screening Program." Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 4, no. 4: 40.
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