National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Laboratory (Children and Families)

National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Laboratory

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01)  878 4277

The National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Laboratory (NNBSL) is located in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Professor Philip Mayne, NNBSL Clinical Director, is responsible for the day to day running of the NNBSL and reports to the National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme Governance Group, chaired by Dr Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director, ISD Health Protection, HSE.

Newborn bloodspot screening for six conditions is offered to all infants born in Ireland, on heel prick samples collected between 72 and 120 hours after birth. The six conditions include;

  • Phenylketonuria
  • Homocystinuria
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease
  • Classical Galactosaemia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Cystic Fibrosis

www.newbornscreening.ie

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