Repeat blood spot samples: description in brief

These documents set out the reasons for repeat blood tests in newborn blood spot (NBS) screening.


Your baby needs a repeat blood spot screening test: information for parents and carers

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These publications explain the circumstances that lead to repeat blood spot screening.

The documents include information about:

  • avoidable repeats

  • unavoidable repeats

Published 1 November 2013
Last updated 20 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised and updated version of 'blood spot screening guidance for parents' added to the page.
  2. First published.