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Princess Margaret Hospital

WA Newborn Screening Program

Each fortnight, the screening program notifies each hospital or midwife of the names of those babies from whom it received cards and has completed testing.

  • The hospital or midwife is responsible for checking these reports and making sure that all babies born under their care have been screened and for organising any repeat collections.
  • Contact the screening program if any baby’s name is missing from the list and check if a sample has been received.
  • Hospitals should ensure that a nominated person e.g. community liaison midwife or unit manager of maternity, is responsible for handling telephone calls and correspondence regarding newborn screening, and for organising any repeat collections.
  • Significantly abnormal test results are reported by telephone in order to arrange urgent follow-up.

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