Your new baby's screening test*This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Your new baby's screening test (Links to English resource)
Summary: This translated brochure provides information on the blood screening test that all newborn babies in Australia undergo in the first few days of their life. It describes the need to screen babies for serious genetic conditions, and that early treatment of these conditions can prevent intellectual and physical disability, or even death. Also known as the Guthrie test, the brochure informs that the test has been part of routine care for all newborn babies in Australia for over 40 years.
Organisation: Department of Health - Western Australia
Publishing date: May 2012
Last reviewed: May 2017
Target audience: Parents
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