Congenital hypothyroidism: screening laboratory handbook

This document explains the guidelines for laboratories screening newborns for congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) in the UK.


A laboratory guide to newborn screening in the UK for congenital hypothyroidism

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This handbook sets out laboratory standards and guidelines for congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) screening in newborn babies.

The document includes:

  • national procedures for screening laboratories
  • form for notification of presumptive positive by the screening laboratory to a clinician


Contact the screening helpdesk for a list of addendums:

NHS population screening helpdesk

Public Health England Zone B
Floor 2 Skipton House
80 London Road


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Published 1 February 2014