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Newborn screening user information is now online

User information for the Newborn Screening Laboratory at Central Manchester University Hospitals is now available online.

The new section includes details of the conditions screened by the lab, tests and technology, and sample collection and transport, as well as a wealth of other information for health professionals who use the service.

The Newborn Screening and Willink laboratories together are responsible for blood spot screening of all newborns within Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria (around 8% of the births in England).

The commissioning of these services falls under the remit of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and (for South Cumbria) Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS England Local Area Teams. We analyse approximately 60,000 samples per year.

The information is intended primarily for health professionals. If you are a parent and you require further information about screening, please visit NHS Choices.