Broadcast in May 2011 this webinar was co-sponsored by the APHL Quality Assurance/Quality Control Subcommittee of the Newborn Screening and Genetics in Public Health Committee and the CDC Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program.

This series was designed to examine the clinical background of SCID, use of the TREC assay and implementation of SCID in four newborn screening programs. This series was recorded in two 90-minute sessions.

Slide Presentations

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Part I- Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Moderator, Ken Pass, PhD
T-Cell Related Immunodeficiency Disorders
Lisa Kobrynski, MD, MPH, Emory University

Dr. Kobrynski provided an overview of SCID that focused on clinical manifestations as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Her presentation also included a review of other T cell lymphopenias that may be detected through newborn screening for SCID.

Overview of SCID Testing
Carla Cuthbert, PhD, FACMG, FCCMG, CDC Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology
Dr. Cuthbert discussed potential markers for SCID detection on newborn screening dried blood spots, including T-Cell Receptor Excision Circles (TREC) and other potential protein markers. She also discussed the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) role in implementing SCID testing which entailed assay development, quality control, and proficiency testing.

Recorded webinar linked here.

Part II- Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Overview of Testing Algorithms
Bob Vogt, PhD, CDC Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch

Dr. Vogt presented an overview of the current SCID testing methods used in newborn screening. The focus was on equipment, assay standardization and validation, routine quality assurance and control activities, cost considerations, and pilot proficiency testing activities at the CDC.

SCID Screening Program Summaries - SCID Laboratory Testing Experience

Four state screening programs provided an overview of their SCID screening experience including the history of testing, reporting algorithms, screening results, and unique experiences.

Recorded webinar linked here.


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Guisou Zarbalian, MS, MPH

Senior Specialist, Newborn Screening & Genetics