Neonatal hypothyroidism detected by the Northwest Regional Screening Program.

The Northwest Regional Screening Program to detect congenital hypothyroidism in infants born in Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho (combined birthrate of 69,000/ yr) was added to our ongoing screening program in 1975. The program utilizes dried blood filter paper specimens collected routinely in the first few days of life in all four states and again at… CONTINUE READING