Why Is This Important?Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) represents a group of heart defects that cause serious, life-threatening symptoms and require intervention within the first days or first year of life. CCHD is often treatable if detected early.
Some babies affected with CCHD can look and act healthy at first, but within hours or days after birth they can have serious complications.
Pulse oximetry newborn screening is a non-invasive test that measures how much oxygen is in the blood and can help to identify babies that may be affected with CCHD. Early identification allows for earlier contact with specialists who can help manage the infant's care in a timely and appropriate way, reducing potential complications.
Utah CCHD Website[[br]]
Testing of Newborn Infants Utah Health Code Statute 26-10-6(1) (d)[[br]]
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening - Rule R398-5[[br]]
Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) by pulse oximetry (POX) became mandatory for all newborns born in Utah October 1, 2014 and should be completed when the newborn is between 24 to 48 hours old and is reported through Birth Defect Reporting Rule 398-5.[[br]]
Percentage of Newborns Screened for CCHD by Pulse Oximetry by Year, Utah, 2014-2016
- Utah Birth Defect Network
- Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
Data NotesDenominator for this graph is the number of live born infants born to Utah residents during the year.
How Are We Doing?Utah is compliant with State Statute and CCHD screening.
Healthy People Objective: Increase the number of States and the District of Columbia that verify through linkage with vital records that all newborns are screened shortly after birth for conditions mandated by their State-sponsored screening programU.S. Target: 45 States (44 States and the District of Columbia)
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/29/2018