MPS I to be Added to the Newborn Screening Panel

The Secretary from the Department of Health and Human Services has provided final response to the ACHDNC for both X-ALD and MPS type I. She has agreed with the ACHDNC and has added both to the recommended uniform screening panel (letters here and here). The Minnesota Commissioner of Health will be notified as well so that this information can be used while he deliberates the recommendations made at the October meeting. This means that Minnesota, and a number of other states, will have the mandate to add MPS I to the newborn screening panel, each child born in the state being screened as a newborn infant.