Starting neonatal screening for haemoglobinopathies in The Netherlands.

@article{Giordano2009StartingNS,
  title={Starting neonatal screening for haemoglobinopathies in The Netherlands.},
  author={Piero Carlo Giordano},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={18-21}
}
Neonatal screening for haemoglobinopathies started in The Netherlands on 1 January 2007. The method of choice, high-performance liquid chromatography, and the universal setting have shown that the predicted incidence is indeed present in the country. Patients and carriers are reported in order to prevent morbidity, and for the primary prevention of serious haemoglobinopathies. Background, preceding discussion, health gain, implementation, provisional results and ethics issues are discussed, as… CONTINUE READING

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