Over the past few months, we’ve consulted widely with clinical, laboratory and quality assurance colleagues to help revise the newborn blood spot screening standards.
We’ve spent the last couple of months reviewing the standards for newborn blood spot (NBS) screening and would like to invite feedback from all our stakeholders.
It’s been over a year since blood spot screening labs in England began using the same new guidelines for assessing sample quality and we’d like to update everyone on progress.
March was a busy month for the NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme and we’re now delighted to announce the publication of some great new resources.
The newborn blood spot (NBS) screening programme aims to identify babies who have 1 of 9 rare but serious conditions. All babies in England are offered this screening test, ideally when they are 5 days old. The test is done …
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, if that’s the case, then I'm not sure how many words a video adds up to.
Just a reminder that the consultation on a revised version of the guidelines for newborn blood spot sampling closes on 29 September. These guidelines, which were last updated in 2012, support the recommendation of blood spot screening to parents, the …
Today is Jeans for Genes Day and it's a great chance to highlight the fantastic work that goes into diagnosing, treating and supporting children with genetic disorders.
The NHS Newborn Blood Spot screening programme screens babies for nine rare but serious conditions by taking blood from the baby’s heel using a special device. This sample is placed onto a blood spot card and sent to a lab …
In today’s blog post we’d like to tell you about the great progress we’ve made with the Newborn Blood Spot Failsafe Solution (NBSFS).