Screening & Prevention

How to Use this Section

This topic provides information and resources to enable clinicians to:

  • Understand available screening tools and tests
  • Screen effectively for inborn and acquired conditions
  • Intervene appropriately when screening uncovers a problem or risk
  • Recognize the populations and identify patients at risk for preventable conditions
  • Initiate and monitor preventive interventions for at-risk patients
  • Collaborate with community agencies and other professionals in screening and prevention measures
The Portal's Newborn Disorders section provides information about newborn screening and conditions tested by most states on newborn screening panels.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: November 2007; last update/revision: February 2023
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Author: Medical Home Team
Authoring history
2021: first version: Dale-Marie Herring, MAA
AAuthor; CAContributing Author; SASenior Author; RReviewer