Located at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The Scottish Newborn Screening Laboratory, which had previously been based at Stobhill Hospital since its inception in 1965, relocated to Genetics in February 2001 as a component of the Biochemical Genetics Service.
Dried blood spots (Guthrie cards) are received from newborn babies from all over Scotland (approximately 60,000 per year) and tested for five disorders:
The aim is to diagnose these conditions as early as possible to allow affected infants to be placed on the appropriate corrective treatment.
All enquiries to: 0141 354 9277.
Ms Sarah Smith (sarah [email protected])
Head of Department and Director of Newborn Screening
Tel: 0141 354 9275
Newborn Screening Laboratory
West of Scotland Genetic Services
Level 2, Laboratory Medicine
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
1345 Govan Road