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Standards and guidelines

This page is dedicated to the latests standards and guidelines, which have either been produced by the Screening Programme, or led by our stakeholders with our input.


Standards for the linked Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programme

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Second edition

October 2011


Standards - Summary of changes

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Second Edition

Octotber 2011


Handbook for Laboratories

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Third edition, October 2012

  • Policy Guidance
  • Laboratory Standards

TCD Scanning for Children with Sickle Cell Disease

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Standards and Guidance (March 2009)

All children and young adults with sickle cell anaemia (Hb SS) and HbS ß zero  thalassaemia, should be offered annual TCD scans from age 2 years until at least  age 16 years. The need for children with other types of sickle cell disease to  be screened should be reviewed on a case by case basis.


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