Special Issue "Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency—Selected Papers from the ISNS-SCID Meeting"

A special issue of International Journal of Neonatal Screening (ISSN 2409-515X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jim R. Bonham
Guest Editor
Department of Clinical Chemistry, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, S10 2TH, UK
Interests: quality assurance; inherited metabolic disorders; genomics; IT supporting patients; system governance
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the US state of Wisconsin first began newborn screening for severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) in 2008, many countries around the world have begun to screen for this important disorder, and it is now more than ten years since it was added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel in the USA.

During that time, we have learned much about this condition. The success of bone marrow transplant has improved, and enzyme replacement and gene modification have become part of the treatments that can be offered.

The technology used to screen for this condition has also changed with the growth of real-time PCR, offering the possibility to multiplex other disorders alongside SCID. A wealth of knowledge has been gained during this time concerning the practical operation of screening programs, the use and organization of confirmatory testing, and the range of related disorders identified by the measurement of T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) in newborn screening blood spot samples. Analysis of external quality assurance data from 75 participants in 22 countries around the world offers us the possibility to describe assay performance over a number of years.

Early in 2021, a two-day conference drew speakers from around the world including Europe, the USA, and New Zealand to explore and share their combined knowledge. We were able to hear first-hand from clinicians, laboratory scientists working in screening and immunology, and those who have been planning and scrutinizing the implementation of SCID programs in different countries.

In all, 15 international experts drawn from 10 countries were generous enough to share their collective experience to describe the state of the art in newborn screening for SCID, and many of these have agreed to contribute to a Special Issue: Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency—Selected Papers from the ISNS-SCID Meeting. While we already have submissions for this Special Issue we explicitly invite you to submit your contribution to this important issue-thus, we hope to have an even more complete coverage of neonatal screening for SCID.

Prof. Dr. Jim Bonham
Dr. Peter C.J.I. Schielen
Guest Editors

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Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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