Lessons learned from newborn screening for phenylketonuria
This chapter discusses the lessons learned from newborn screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in the U.S. Newborn screening is, conceptually, a simple public health program with well-defined goals. The implementation of a successful program requires many components outside the testing laboratory, extensive expertise in areas ranging from phlebotomy to genetic counseling, attention to innumerable details, and, above all, dedication by all staff involved. In terms of public health impact, newborn screening touches more lives daily than perhaps any other public health program, and its influence now extends far beyond the perinatal period.
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