In Victoria, the newborn bloodspot screening program is funded by the Department of Health and is available to all infants.
The screening service is operated by the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services based at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Safer Care Victoria endorses the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NBS).
VCGS information includes:
- What is this test?
- Conditions this test looks for
- How to arrange a test
- Resources and FAQs
The Newborn Bloodspot Screening e-learning tool has been developed for nursing/midwifery students, practising professionals, ward clerks, administrators and parents. For more information including sample collection see the NBS Collection Guideline.
The Better Health Channel also has useful information.
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First published: August 2014
Reviewed: June 2022
Page last updated: 06 Jul 2022