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Panel Review

  • The Newborn Screening Ontario Advisory Council (NSO-AC) review of existing targets of the Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) panel is a quality improvement initiative. It involves determining whether changes are needed to the current screening process, including potential removal of a disease from the panel. 
  • The review process was trialed initially with phenylketonuria (PKU) and then cystic fibrosis (CF). Upon completion of the PKU review, no changes to the screening process were recommended however, the review highlighted the need for more precise disease definitions, quality indicator benchmarks, and long-term follow up data.  The recommendation upon completion of the CF review was to evaluate the addition of a third tier test (sequencing of the CFTR gene) to the existing CF screening algorithm in an effort to improve the positive predictive value (PPV).
  • The review of C5OH-related targets was the latest group of disorders to be reviewed. The final recommendation was to remove C5OH-related targets from the NSO panel.

Contact Us

Centre hospitalier pour enfants de l’est de l’Ontario
415, chemin Smyth
Ottawa (Ontario) K1H 8M8

Numéro gratuit: 1-877-627-8330
Téléphone: (613) 738-3222
Télécopieur: (613) 738-0853

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