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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st CenturyUsing Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease$
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Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, and Elizabeth Thomson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.001.0001

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Newborn screening quality assurance

Newborn screening quality assurance

(p.243) 13 Newborn screening quality assurance
Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

W. Harry Hannon

L. Omar Henderson

Carol J. Bell

Oxford University Press

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

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