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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services [12 VAC 5 ‑ 71]
Action Amend regulations based on recommendations of VA Genetics Advisory Committee
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 9/12/2014
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8/3/14  7:58 pm
Commenter: Melba Atkinson

Please add SCID Newborn Screening

Please add SCID Newborn Screening to the routine testing done in the state of Virginia for infants.  Having watched a wonderful family go through the agony and grief of losing a 5 month old son to this disease, I would like the state to add this regulation so that this preventable and potentially fatal illness doesn't strike another family just beginning to enjoy their time with a new life.  Preventing this for more families would be a fitting tribute to little Hayes..

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