Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 423–429

Introducing new screens: Why are we all doing different things?

Newborn Screening

DOI: 10.1007/s10545-007-0647-2

Cite this article as:
Pollitt, R.J. J Inherit Metab Dis (2007) 30: 423. doi:10.1007/s10545-007-0647-2


The disease panels covered by newborn blood spot screening vary greatly from country to country. There are different interpretations of the Wilson and Jungner principles and of underlying data in the scientific literature, and great disparities between the value judgements applied in screening and in routine clinical practice.


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© SSIEM and Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sheffield Children’s HospitalSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Neonatal Screening LaboratoryThe Children’s HospitalSheffieldUK

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