Neonatal Screening


In many countries, all newborns are screened for several diseases, most of which are inherited.

Keywords: genetic screening; genetic tests; neonatal screening; newborn screening


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Further Reading

Newborn Screening Task Force (2000) Serving the family from birth to the medical home; A report from the newborn screening task force convened in Washington DC, May 10–11, 1999. Pediatrics. 106 (2, Supplement 2): 383–427.

Web Links

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing. For information on regulation of genetic tests in the United States

GeneTests GeneClinics. A publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons

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Holtzman, Neil A(Jan 2006) Neonatal Screening. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005572]