Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: antenatal failsafe procedures

This document explains the failsafe processes in antenatal screening for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme.

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NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme: failsafe processes

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This document explains the antenatal failsafe processes for the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.

Failsafe processes minimise the risks of anything going wrong in the screening pathway.

A separate document sets out the failsafe process for newborn screening.

Published 1 May 2011
Last updated 16 March 2017 + show all updates
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