Guidance

Screening of individuals with uncertain or incomplete screening status

Resources to support the management of children who missed newborn screening tests.

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Screening of individuals with uncertain or incomplete screening status

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Children under a year with missed screening tests: information for professionals

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What to do if your child (under one) has missed screening tests: info for parents

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These resources are to help health professionals to manage the screening of children with uncertain or incomplete screening status and to provide information for parents. They cover:

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

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

There are also information sheets for health professionals and parents that provide further information.

All 3 resources should be used together.

Published 17 October 2014
Last updated 18 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added health professional and parent information sheets to help with the management of children with missed newborn screening tests.
  2. Branding updated and very minor text changes for clarity.
  3. First published.