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This page provides information on routine screening tests offered during pregnancy and for newborn babies.
Your guide to screening tests during pregnancy has been developed to reflect updates to the screening programme and support pregnant women in deciding whether to be screened.
All resources are available in various languages and an easy read format.
The following leaflets have been developed for adult haemoglobinopathy carriers who are expecting a baby:
Information for adult haemoglobinopathy carriers: You are a sickle cell carrier (PDF) Information for adult haemoglobinopathy carriers: You are a beta thalassaemia (PDF)
The following leaflets have been developed for parents who’s babies care found to be heamoglobiopathy carriers:
Information for mums and dads: Your baby carries a gene for sickle cell (PDF) Information for mums and dads: Your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin (PDF)
Your guide to newborn screening tests reflects updates to the screening programme and supports new mothers in deciding whether to take up the offer of screening for their baby.
Information for mums and dads: Your baby carries a gene for sickle cell. Information for mums and dads: Your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin.
Your baby´s visit to the audiology clinic provides useful information if your baby has been referred to the audiology clinic for a further hearing test. This booklet explains why this test is needed and what is involved. Your baby has a hearing loss answers some common questions and describes support available for parents and families of babies who have a hearing loss.
Updated 29 July 2014
www.pnsd.scot.nhs.uk (external link)
A dedicated website to support health professionals working in the screening programmes providing online access to training materials, standardised national protocols, care pathways and approved project documentation.
Pregnancy and Newborn Screening Network (external link)
Established using the community shared space via the NHS e-library. This network acts as a virtual discussion and knowledge sharing forum for any health professional involved in the pregnancy and newborn screening programmes.
Ready Steady Baby contains information for your pregnancy journey including tests offered.
Early Years Information Pathway Information from a national and local perspective and signposts professionals to resources to support parents and carers of children during pre-conception, pregnancy, infancy, toddler and the pre-school period, up to the age of five years.
For further copies of any NHS Health Scotland publication please contact your local Health Promotion Department or email nhs.HealthScotland-Publications@nhs.net
Changes to the pregnancy & newborn screening programmes are outlined in the Chief Executive Letter, July 2008 (external link).
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