Universal newborn screening for haemoglobinopathies in Guadeloupe (French West Indies): a 27-year experience.

@article{SaintMartin2013UniversalNS,
  title={Universal newborn screening for haemoglobinopathies in Guadeloupe (French West Indies): a 27-year experience.},
  author={Christian Saint-Martin and Marc Romana and Alix Bibrac and Karine Brudey and Vanessa Tarer and Lydia Divialle-Doumdo and Marie Petras and Lisiane Keclard-Christophe and Sandrine Lamothe and C{\'e}dric Broqu{\`e}re and Maryse Etienne-Julan},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          177-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVES In Guadeloupe, an island in the French West Indies, a universal newborn screening programme for sickle cell disease and other abnormal haemoglobins was initiated in 1984. In 1990, a comprehensive sickle cell centre was established to carry on the management programme. We here report the main results from the newborn screening programme from 1984 to 2010, and consider how the establishment of the sickle cell centre affected the programme. METHODS All blood samples were screened for… CONTINUE READING
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