Newborn Blood Spot Test

A Newborn Blood Spot Test is performed to identify any serious condition that a baby may have.

Description

A Newborn Blood Spot Test  is a Clinical Investigation.

A Newborn Blood Spot Test  is performed to identify any serious condition that a baby may have. It involves the collection of a blood sample from the heel, usually when the baby is between 5 and 8 days of age. 

All babies are screened for:

  • Phenylketonuria

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism

  • Sickle Cell Disorders

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCADD)

For further information on Newborn Blood Spot Tests, see the NHS website at:  Newborn blood spot test.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Newborn Blood Spot Tests

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element BLOOD SPOT CARD COMPLETION DATE references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test
Data Element BLOOD SPOT CARD COMPLETION YEAR AND MONTH references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test
Attribute NEWBORN BLOOD SPOT TEST OUTCOME STATUS references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test
Data Element NEWBORN BLOOD SPOT TEST PERFORMED INDICATOR references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test
Data Element NEWBORN BLOOD SPOT TEST RESULT RECEIVED DATE references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test
NHS Business Definition Newborn Blood Spot Test references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test
Data Element ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (NEWBORN BLOOD SPOT SCREENING LABORATORY) references in description Newborn Blood Spot Test