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

Newborn Screening in Minnesota

Slide 8

July 2008

First a few words about newborn screening in Minnesota. Four years ago a public/private partnership was formed between the Minnesota Department of Health and the Mayo Clinic. This partnership combines the strength of the Minnesota Department of Health and the administration of a comprehensive newborn screening program of approximately 75,000 babies born each year and Mayo Clinic’s analytical and interpretive expertise in the performance of complex assays and technologies such as tandem mass spectrometry.

Newborn Screening in Minnesota


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