Forgotten your password? Receive our free quarterly newsletters and your choice of journal publication alerts, straight to your inbox. Neonatal screening programmes were introduced in the s after the finding that phenylketonuria, affecting around 1 in 18, newborns, was treatable if diagnosed early. The landscape of neonatal screening in Europe in was, and to some extent continues to be, widely varied: only 18 of the 35 countries surveyed had a NBS steering committee and, of those that did have a screening programme, the number of diseases included in the screening ranged from 25 in Portugal to 0 in Albania. The country has come a long way since the introduction of screening in , which included screening for just three conditions phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, and cystic fibrosis.
Policy Making in Newborn Screening Needs a Structured and Transparent Approach
Screening for sickle cell disease in newborns: a systematic review | Systematic Reviews | Full Text
The blood sample is sent to a state laboratory to be analyzed for several severe disorders. This voluntary, non-regulatory program helps state health departments and their laboratories maintain and enhance the quality of test results. We lay the cards out on a rack, and a robot spots the blood onto them. The quality assurance specimens are sent to participating laboratories to see if they arrive at the expected answer or identify the biochemical or molecular marker associated with a newborn screening disorder. If a participating laboratory does not get the correct answer, NSQAP immediately works with the laboratory to identify and solve the problem.
Systematic literature review and meta-analysis on the epidemiology of propionic acidemia
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Objectives To consider the recent evidence which examines factors that are associated with uptake of cervical and breast screening in the British South Asian community and to consider the effectiveness of interventions to improve uptake in this group. MethodsA search strategy was developed and key databases were searched to identify primary research studies that examined the uptake of cervical and breast screening in British women of South Asian origin. Studies published prior to were excluded from the review. ResultsSeventy-eight studies were identified and ten were included in the review.