The Scottish Newborn Screening Laboratory, which had 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 tfive disorders: Phenylketonuria (PKU), Congenital Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, Medium Chain Acyl - CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency ( MCADD) and Sickle Cell Disorders ( SCD). 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