The ACT Sheet Workgroup includes experts in the various specialties and conditions involved in newborn screening, follow-up, and treatment for endocrine, hematological, genetic and metabolic diseases. The first page of the ACT Sheets includes information that is developed by the workgroup members and includes links to informational resources to allow health professional to obtain additional information, if needed. ACT Sheets also provide links to websites that allow one to identify subspecialists for consultation and referral for the condition(s) described in the ACT Sheet. It is supplemented with links to State Newborn Screening Programs, and is available for the inclusion of additional health professionals who may be consulted in a given area.
All materials are approved periodically by the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The materials are maintained by ACMG and NCC, and additional ACT Sheets are added as new conditions are introduced into newborn screening programs. This project is partially funded through grant U22MC24100 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Disclaimer: The ACT sheets and algorithms are designed primarily as educational resources for physicians to help them provide quality medical services, and adherence to them does not necessarily ensure a successful medical outcome. The ACT sheets and algorithms should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, the healthcare provider should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient or specimen. It may be prudent, however, to document in the patient’s record the rationale for any significant deviation from these ACT sheets and algorithms.