Cystic fibrosis: screening laboratory handbook

This document explains the guidelines for laboratories screening newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF) in the UK.


A laboratory guide to newborn screening in the UK for cystic fibrosis

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Addendum to cystic fibrosis: screening laboratory handbook


The handbook sets out laboratory standards and guidelines for CF screening in newborn babies, and includes:

  • national procedures for screening laboratories
  • a form for notification of presumptive positive by the screening laboratory to a clinician
  • a template letter to inform general practitioners and the child health records department of incomplete screening

The handbook should be read alongside the addendum.

Published 1 February 2014