How can New-born Screening be improved?
1 in 2000 babies in the UK are born with primary congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) which may result in intellectual disability.
Research was undertaken to see how different testing levels influenced the incidence of primary CHT. The results showed the UK screening programme for CHT was good but a different test threshold may be better.
The data was from The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) and the UK New-born Screening Laboratory Network (UKNSLN) 2011-2012, funded by Public Health England.
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This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health professionals as part of the care and support provided.