Newborn Screening Kit Price Increase

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has announced that “effective January 1, 2020, the new cost of PAID newborn screening (NBS) kits will be raised to $60.58 due to the addition of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) to the newborn screening test panel. PAID NBS kits ordered on or after January 1, 2020 will be billed at the new price of $60.58.” The current price of the kit is $55.24.

DSHS is accepting stakeholder feedback regarding this increase until December 30th . Comments can be submitted to or by mail at:  Laboratory Services Section, Attn. Fee Schedule Changes, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347.