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Inherited metabolic diseases: baby screened positive, hospital template letter

Letter templates to inform hospitals, or accident and emergency departments, about a baby screened positive for an inherited metabolic disease.

Documents

Accident and emergency or hospital letter: GA1

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Accident and emergency or hospital letter: IVA

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Accident and emergency or hospital letter: MCADD

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Accident and emergency or hospital letter: MSUD

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Details

Use these templates to inform hospitals or accident and emergency departments about a child with an inherited metabolic disease:

  • glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1)
  • homocystinuria (HCU)
  • isovaleric acidaemia (IVA)
  • medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD)
  • maple syrup urine disease (MSUD)
  • phenylketonuria (PKU)

These documents include instructions for the hospital to follow if the child is presenting any symptoms.

Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 7 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated letter templates.
  2. New letter templates uploaded August 2017
  3. First published.