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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Blood spot

This is a routine heel prick test done on the baby, by the midwife between days 5-8. It screens the baby for a number of conditions including:

  • Phenylketonuria
  • Congenital hypothyroidism
  • Sickle Cell Diseases
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • MCADD

For further information please see Newborn blood spot test NHS page in Related Link to left.lick on here for further information: Newborn blood spot test - NHS (www.nhs.uk)