Cystic fibrosis: screening laboratory handbook
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Newborn blood spot screening programme: supporting publications, NHS population screening standards, and Population screening programmes: leaflets and how to order them
- 1 February 2014
This document explains the guidelines for laboratories screening newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF) in the UK.
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This handbook sets out laboratory standards and guidelines for cystic fibrosis (CF) 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
- template letter to inform general practitioners and the child health records department of incomplete screening
Addendums to CF laboratory handbook
- On page 15, section 5.1:
For sets of three results which are considered to be discrepant: Points a and b should be a combined sentence.
Published: 1 February 2014