Lynch syndrome

Diagnosis and Testing

Is there newborn testing for Lynch syndrome?

Newborn screening is performed soon after a baby is born. It ensures that all babies are screened for certain serious conditions at birth. Lynch syndrome is not one of the conditions included on newborn screening. In general, genetic testing for Lynch syndrome is not recommended for people under the age of 18. Furthermore, Lynch syndrome is not included on the Recommended Uniform Screen Panel (RUSP). The RUSP is created by the Health Resources and Services Administration and lists the conditions every baby should be screened for. States use this list to guide what conditions they include on newborn screening.

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