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What are the next steps if a child tests positive for cCMV but is asymptomatic?

While 85% – 90% of children who screen positive for cCMV are asymptomatic, the cCMV Screening Guidelines recommends infants who test positive for cCMV receive diagnostic testing for cCMV, consultation with an infectious disease specialist for recommendations for medical management, diagnostic testing for other related conditions, and ongoing follow-up with appropriate specialists.

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