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This animation gives information on the bloodspot screening test that you will be offered for your baby once they are born. It shows how the test is taken and explains the conditions being screened for.


Parent stories

Two families whose babies have had newborn bloodspot screening share their experiences.

Dawn and Shane talk about their son who has isovaleric acidaemia (IVA), how they manage his condition and what they think about newborn bloodspot screening.


Kelsey talks about how her daughter Eva was identified as having cystic fibrosis (CF) following newborn bloodspot screening.



Bethan Thomas shares her experience of when her daughter was suspected of Congenital Hypothyroidism (CHT) on newborn bloodspot screening in early 2021.


Marcella Aronson shares her experiences of how SCD has affected her two sons, Cleo and Joey. 

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