National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System

National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System refers to the Newborn Screening (NBS) system established in Republic Act No. 9288 that includes, but is not limited to: (i) education of relevant stakeholders; (ii) collection, transport, biochemical screening, and reporting on result of blood samples taken from newborns; (iii) tracking and confirmatory testing to ensure the accuracy of screening results; (iv) clinical evaluation and biochemistry/medical confirmation of follow-up results; (v) administration of drugs and/or medical and surgical management and/or dietary supplementation to counter adverse effects of the heritable conditions; and (vi) monitoring and evaluation of the National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System. (Sec. 4(g), R.A. No. 10747)