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Blood is collected from a newborn for screening. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Eric T. Sheler

Test Reliably Detects Inherited Immune Deficiency in Newborns

A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported in part by NCATS’ Office of Rare Diseases Research.

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