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Supplemental Newborn Screening by MS/MS-Based Second-Tier Testing

Costs of False-Positive NBS Results

Slide 10

July 2008

Let’s get back to the example of congenital adrenal hyperplasia screening in Minnesota. If you look at the numbers for 2007, there are 710 false-positive results, or a false-positive rate of 1%. The cost of the clinical follow-up would have been about $600,000 and this is without a second-tier test.

Costs of False-Positive Results


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