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The Newborn Screening Laboratory is part of the Clinical Biochemistry Department within the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine (Clinical and Scientific Services Division).

We perform all of the first line analytical tests for Congenital Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis and Sickle Cell.

The Willink Laboratory performs the analytical tests for the 6 inherited metabolic diseases: PKU, MCADD, GA1, HCU, IVA and MSUD.

Newborn Screening Laboratory staff also undertake all of the general clerical, administrative and reporting functions associated with the screening programme. In addition to newborn blood spot screening we also provide a specialist endocrinology service.