maternal serum screening
What is Newborn Screening?
The history of Newborn Screening
Step by step guide to newborn screening
What conditions are screened for?
How the testing is performed
What happens after screening?
Examples of clinical & research use of screening cards
Relevant legislation & guidelines
Access protocol application for transfer
Written Informed Consent – choice for parents
Frequently asked questions
tests & specimen requirements
» Newborn Screening
Newborn Screening - for the health of your baby
Newborn screening is available to all newborns and is designed to identify those at risk of rare, but serious medical conditions.
Early detection and treatment of these conditions can prevent lifelong intellectual and developmental problems in most cases.
Newborn screening is an extremely successful public health program conducted worldwide.
Newborn screening helps to prevent unnecessary disability and is an important component of early child health care.
Victoria's newborn screening program is fully funded by the Department of Health and is operated by Victorian Clinical Genetics Service using protocols approved by the Department.
List of recent publications
Tests & specimen requirements
E-learning tool training and downloadable resources for health professsionals
Newborn Screening Information for Parents
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