Newborn Screening Expanded in all Italian Regions

New legislation introduced in August 2016 has added neonatal diagnostic tests for the prevention and treatment of inherited metabolic diseases to the basic health benefits package  (Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza – LEA) which lists the services that must be guaranteed to everyone across the country. The new measures for mandatory screening of newborns will enable early diagnosis and treatment of the disease in a more timely fashion.

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Original source from Gazzettaufficiale.

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Published on 10. November 2016 in News Italy