Development of DNA Confirmatory and High-Risk Diagnostic Testing for Newborns Using Targeted Next-Generation DNA Sequencing

Genetic testing is routinely used for second-tier confirmation of newborn sequencing results to rule out false positives and to confirm diagnoses in newborns undergoing inpatient and outpatient care. We developed a targeted next-generation sequencing panel coupled with a variant processing pipeline and demonstrated utility and performance benchmarks across multiple newborn disease presentations in a retrospective clinical study.