Lifesaving tests to be expanded

Xander and Max Tattersall

Xander and Max Tattersall

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A screening programme trialled in Sheffield to test for life-threatening diseases in babies is being rolled out nationwide.

Babies across the UK will be tested for a further four conditions as a matter of routine following a pilot led by Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The roll-out, which adds to the existing national newborn bloodspot screening programme, means more youngsters will be protected from the risk of death or severe disability.


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