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The benefits of newborn screening to identify cystic fibrosis early on

Since its roll-out in the UK in 2007, newborn screening programmes to identify cystic fibrosis have proven to help provide growth developments in later life

Rueegg CS, Barben J, Hafen GM et al (2016) Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis – The parent perspective. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 15, 4, 443-451.

Background

Newborn screening (NBS) identifies pre-symptomatic babies that are either at risk of carrying or are affected by genetic or congenital conditions (UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre 2012). Screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) is not diagnostic and further testing is required once a positive screening result has been obtained to determine whether the child is affected by CF.

NBS programmes for CF have not been introduced universally worldwide, with some countries

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