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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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

  1. 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