Lab with "scid' testing for newborns open in Austin

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by KVUE News

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Posted on November 30, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 7:01 PM

AUSTIN -- A new lab that will administer life saving tests for newborns opened in Austin Friday.

Dozens got their first look of the new "scids" lab at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the State Laboratory Building in Central Austin.
   
Scids is a disease that attacks the immune system of newborns. If not treated, most affected infants die within a year.     

An advocate for the lab, and a mother who lost her son to the disease said other parents will now have a better opportunity to have healthy children.   

"Scid" testing for newborns begins tomorrow.
 

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