Information resources

Any queries or request for newborn screening resources not listed on these pages can be sent by email to newbornscreeningresources@adhb.govt.nz  or phone the LabPLUS lablink number 0800 522 7587.

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Your Newborn Baby's Blood Test: The Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme

This resource contains an explanation of the newborn metabolic screening test (the Guthrie or heel prick test) and the conditions it can identify, and of parents' right to give informed consent, including choosing whether or not to have leftover blood spots from the blood-spot card returned.