Monday, 5 January 2015

Newborn Screening

With newborn screening in the news, Rebecca Cosgriff, UK CF Registry Lead, looks at the difference the heel-prick has made in detecting cystic fibrosis sooner. 

2015 is off to a great start with the news that newborn screening in England will now detect more genetic diseases.  Wales will expand its newborn screening programme later this month, whilst Scotland and Northern Ireland are yet to announce a decision.

Newborn screening involves pricking the heel of a baby between five and eight days old, so that the blood sample can be tested for genetic disorders. It is important to diagnose genetic diseases as soon as possible, so that treatment can begin before organs are damaged.



Following a Cystic Fibrosis Trust campaign, newborn screening has been routinely used to detect cystic fibrosis since 2007. UK CF Registry data shows that since then the median age of diagnosis each year has dropped from five months to 30 days. The number of people diagnosed each year by the time they are three months old has increased from 46% in 2007 to 72% in 2013. During the same period the median age of death has risen from 24 to 29 years.


It’s fantastic that the example of cystic fibrosis, along with other genetic diseases already part of the programme, has paved the way for similar improvements in these new areas.

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