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What are the next steps if a newborn tests positive for cCMV?

Facilities and PCPs should consult with an infectious disease specialist for recommendations for medical management. Additionally, the National CMV Foundation developed a Roadmap for Newborn Congenital CMV Work-up and other resources to assist providers with medical management of newborns who screen positive for cCMV. Other provider resources are available for download at  under the Resources section.

Testing for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

The Florida Department of Health, Newborn Screening (NBS) Program, is pleased to announce that beginning April 27, 2020, all newborns screened will be tested for a new condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). If you have any questions, please contact the