Newborn Screening, where it began

What kind of test is used to screen for SCID? The screening test currently being used across states uses the same dried blood samples already collected from newborns. The TREC test is an assay that detects the number of T-cell Receptor Gene Excision Circles, or TRECs, that are produced during normal T-cell maturation, but that […]

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The SCID Initiative

The SCID Initiative is a dedicated fund sponsored by the Immune Deficiency Foundation. Created with goal of supporting SCID specific programs including education, awareness, diagnosis, newborn screening, and the search for a cure, the SCID Initiative is directed by an oversight committee comprised of community members with specialized interest and knowledge specific […]

About SCID – Missing Body Defense Systems

The immune defense system is a body-wide network of organs, tissues, cells, and proteins that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders. These invaders, called foreign antigens can be in the form of bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites or even single proteins.

Once a foreign antigen is detected the immune system attacks […]