Resources for Health Care Providers

ACT Sheets

ACT Sheets or ACTion sheets are action plans for each disorder that provide recommended immediate next steps for a health professional to follow when a newborn has an out-of-range test result. 

Amino Acid Disorders

Core 

Secondary 

Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

Core

Secondary

Organic Acid Disorders

Core

Secondary

Endocrine Disorders

Core

Hemoglobin Disorders or Hemoglobinopathies

Core

Secondary

Other Disorders

Core 

Secondary

T-cell related lymphocyte deficiencies 

Other Resources

Financial Assistance

NBS Benefits Program - Contractor Manual, Eligibility Forms, Instructions and Billing

DSHS Health Providers

DSHS Laboratory Health Care Providers Resource Page
Medical Consultants

Training

Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education - program offers self-paced modules with free continuing education credits for primary care providers and other health professionals.  

Websites

Baby's First Test - Facts, advice and support for parents and professionals
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation - Non-profit organization that advocates for comprehensive newborn screening.

Additional Disorder/NBS Information


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities.