Data required for the evaluation of newborn screening programmes

  title={Data required for the evaluation of newborn screening programmes},
  author={B. Liebl and Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel and Adelbert Roscher and R{\"u}diger von Kries},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Tandem mass spectrometry offers the chance to improve newborn screening (NBS) for phenylketonuria and to expand screening programmes at minimal additional costs. So far, however, there are only limited data available on the incidence of a broader range of disorders presently being considered, their natural course, the benefits achievable and potential harm associated with screening. Based on a literature search and experience from the Bavarian extended screening trial, these questions are… CONTINUE READING
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