Bloodspot Screening for your Newborn Baby

Reviewed on 20/10/21

Where can I find an information leaflet in English or in other languages?

The Screening Tests for You and Your Baby leaflet contains information about the blood spot screening test and the conditions it screens for. It is available in other languages.

Where can I find further information?

The NHS Newborn Blood Spot Test website includes information about each condition, FAQ's and links to further information.

What if my baby is in NICU or a specialist hospital unit?

Screening is less straightforward if your baby has had a transfusion or is born at less than 32 weeks of pregnancy, an information leaflet can be found at

What happens to my baby's bloodspot card?

Details about how cards are stored, and who can access them can be found here.