Storage policies and use of the Danish Newborn Screening Biobank

@article{NrgaardPedersen2007StoragePA,
  title={Storage policies and use of the Danish Newborn Screening Biobank},
  author={Bent N\orgaard-Pedersen and David Michael Hougaard},
  journal={Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={530-536}
}
After routine newborn screening, residual dried blood spot samples (DBSS) are stored at −20°C in the Danish Newborn Screening Biobank (NBS-Biobank), which contains DBSS from virtually all newborns in Denmark since 1982—about 1.8 million samples. The purpose of the storage is: (1) diagnosis and treatment of congenital disorders including documentation, repeat testing, quality assurance, statistics and improvement of screening methods; (2) diagnostic use later in infancy after informed consent… CONTINUE READING