Guidance

Barcode labels: quality assurance in newborn blood spot screening

These documents explain how the use of barcoded NHS number labels can help ensure all babies have blood spot results recorded correctly.

Documents

NHS number bar-coded label for newborn blood spot screening: standard operating procedure

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Pathway 1: production of newborn blood spot bar-coded label

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Pathway 2: midwife pathway

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Pathway 3: use of newborn blood spot bar-coded label

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Pathway 4: repeat test

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Details

These documents explain the barcode labels used in newborn blood spot (NBS) screening programme. To help identify the test samples health care professionals either fill in the sample card or attach a printed barcode label. The national programme team must approve all labels before use.

Published 1 January 2013