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Princess Margaret Hospital

WA Newborn Screening Program

Note: These guidelines are provided for general information only. Diagnosis and management of these disorders should be coordinated with a designated specialist centre.

Disorder Screening Started

WA Incidence

Phenylketonuria 1969 1:16,000
Galactosaemia 1980 1:70,000
Congenital hypothyroidism 1981 1:3,500
Cystic fibrosis 2000 1:2,500
Other amino acid disorders 2004 Currently unknown
Fatty acid oxidation disorders 2004 Currently unknown
Organic acid disorders 2004 Currently unknown

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