CE Tutorial

XALD: Newborn Screening, Treatment, and Referral

Welcome to the training on XALD: Newborn Screening, Treatment, and Referral provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 0.75 CE


The goal of this tutorial is to equip birth facilities, Texas Health Steps providers, and other health professionals to screen newborns for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (XALD), communicate out-of-range screening results, and provide appropriate referrals and care coordination.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the prevalence and effects of XALD and benefits of screening newborns for the disorder.
  2. Apply recommendations for responding to out-of-range results for XALD, including referrals, regular monitoring of symptoms, and communication with parents and caregivers.

Please note this module expires on 8/12/2022.

This module was released on 8/12/2019.

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