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Audit of newborn screening programme for congenital hypothyroidism

Hussain, Suhaimi and Taib, Mai Nurul Ashikin and Zainol, Ahmad Rodzi (2013) Audit of newborn screening programme for congenital hypothyroidism. International Medical Journal, 20 (5). pp. 633-634. ISSN 1341-2051

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Congenital hypothyroidism screening programme in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was started since 2004 using cord blood TSH. An audit of the screening programme for a period of 24 months was done for the year 2010 and 2011. A total of 12928 newborn babies were screened with coverage of 100%. Two cases were confirmed to have primary congenital hypothyroidism. The mean recall rate was 2.31% and the mean sample rejection rate was 1.59%. The subject response for the repeat test was 63% for the year 2010 and 78% for the year 2011. Continuous surveillance is important to ensure the National Quality Assurance (QA) were met.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5755/33585
Uncontrolled Keywords: congenital hypothyroidism, neonatal screening, infants, newborns, thyroxine
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Paediatrics
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 08:35
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 11:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33585

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