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Newborn screening quality assurance

W. Harry Hannon, L. Omar Henderson and Carol J. Bell

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780195128307
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0013

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Newborn screening quality assurance

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This chapter discusses quality assurance (QA) for newborn screening programs. It describes the Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program (NSQAP) at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, which provides services for laboratories that use specimens of dried-blood spots (DBSs) to perform newborn screening tests. The mission of this program is to improve interlaboratory comparability and to work toward interlaboratory standardization.

Keywords: newborn screening programs; quality control; public health; genetic testing; NSQAP; DBSs

Chapter.  5625 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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