Newborns in England are screened for four extra genetic conditions

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 06 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h67

In this News story (BMJ 2015;350:h10, doi:10.1136/bmj.h10), we inadvertently said that the “heel prick” blood test on newborn babies is presently used to test for hyperthyroidism. That was incorrect. We should have said that it was used to test for hypothyroidism. We apologise for this mistake.


Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h67

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