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New screening will protect babies from death and disability

9 May 2014

Today the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) announced its recommendation to screen every newborn baby in the UK for four new genetic disorders.

This means expanding the current NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening programme to screen for:Homocystinuria (HCU)Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)Glutaric Aciduria type 1 (GA1) and Isovaleric Acidaemia (IVA).

Screening for Long Chain Hyroxyacyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency has not been recommended.