Guidance

Screening of individuals with uncertain or incomplete screening status

One page summary for healthcare professionals explaining which newborn screening tests can be offered at different ages if missed at birth.

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Screening of individuals with uncertain or incomplete screening status

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This algorithm describes how to manage the screening of children with uncertain or incomplete screening status and covers the 3 newborn screening programmes:

  • newborn blood spot screening
  • newborn hearing screening
  • newborn and infant physical examination

It explains to healthcare professionals which screening tests can be offered at different ages (up to 3 months, between 3 months and a year, over 1 year of age) if the child missed them at birth. An equivalent immunisation algorithm is available.

Published 17 October 2014
Last updated 20 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Branding updated and very minor text changes for clarity.
  2. First published.