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Northern Ireland Newborn Screening Programme Database


Public Health Agency (PHA)

Subject Keywords: Database on newborn screening
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Rare Disease
Rare Diseases
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Database
Region: Northern Ireland

In the first week after birth, all babies in Northern Ireland are offered screening ('heel prick test') for a range of inherited conditions including phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism (CHT), cystic fibrosis (CF) and medium chain acyl coA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD).

Blood is collected onto a blood spot card. These cards record personal information including the baby’s name, mother’s name, baby’s date of birth, gender, address, contact details of the GP and midwife, and baby’s health and care number.




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Suggested citation:

Public Health Agency (PHA). (2012) Northern Ireland Newborn Screening Programme Database [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th September 2019].


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