Procedures, guidelines and reports

These guidelines are for all practitioners involved in aspects of the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme (NMSP), including Lead Maternity Carers (LMC's), hospital midwives, nurses and phlebotomists.

Guidelines for practitioners providing services within the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme in New Zealand February 2010

Hard copies of these guidelines are available from our Publications Centre on (04) 496 2277, Ministry of Health Publications, Sector Operations Contact Centre, Private Bag 3015, Whanganui 4540, or email customerservice@moh.govt.nz. Please quote: HP4968

Heel pricks – warming, pain relief and lancet use

This paper provides information on best practice for heel warming, pain relief, and lancet use.

Screening for Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders in the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme

This paper provides information about the addition of fatty acid oxidation disorders to the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme in December 2006.

Newborn screening and diagnostic protocol for cystic fibrosis in New Zealand

This paper describes the newborn screening and diagnostic protocol for cystic fibrosis in New Zealand, and was finalised by the NMSP Technical Group in April 2016.

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