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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 by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers led by the University of California also found that SCID affects approximately 1 in 58,000 newborns, indicating that the disorder is less rare

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