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 LabInfo@dshs.texas.gov or by mail at: Laboratory Services Section, Attn. Fee Schedule Changes, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347.