Newborn screening begins for Phenylketonuria (PKU) by public Health Ontario
The timeline below takes you through the history of newborn screening in Ontario, Canada.
Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) screening begins
2006April 4, 2006
Newborn screening moves from Public Health Ontario to Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Screening continues for PKU and CH, and begins for Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCADD).
2006August 8, 2006
Screening begins for 18 additional metabolic conditions, including other Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects (FAODs), Amino Acidemias (AAs), and Organic Acidemias (OAs)
2007May 14, 2007
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) screening begins
2008April 7, 2008
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) screening begins
2013August 12, 2013
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) screening begins
Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) begins throughout 2017