Groselj U.,University of Ljubljana |
Tansek M.Z.,University of Ljubljana |
Smon A.,University of Ljubljana |
Angelkova N.,University of Macedonia |
And 26 more authors.
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism | Year: 2014
The aim of our study was to assess the current state of newborn screening (NBS) in the region of southeastern Europe, as an example of a developing region, focusing also on future plans. Responses were obtained from 11 countries. Phenylketonuria screening was not introduced in four of 11 countries, while congenital hypothyroidism screening was not introduced in three of them; extended NBS programs were non-existent. The primary challenges were identified. Implementation of NBS to developing countries worldwide should be considered as a priority. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Source