NBS: Newborn Bloodspot Screening (Guthrie) card sample
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Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NBS), also known as the 'heel prick test', has been offered Australia-wide since the 1960s. NBS samples are collected and dried on absorbent paper card (also known as Guthrie cards). With permission from participants, and following relevant governance processes, NBS cards can be used in research. Further information may be available on a study's biosample page or in published protocols. See a study's Overview tab for details of key references for a study.