Newborn screening not world standard: RACP

AUSTRALIA is lagging behind the rest of the world on newborn screening, according to physicians who are backing an overhaul of the current state-based system.

In a position statement released today, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) calls for evaluation of new tests and a “unified national system of recommendations, advice and information” under an "equitable national funding model".

“Apart from hearing, there’s been nothing added to the newborn screening program since the early 2000s,” says clinical and