The Department of Health has announced that newborn babies will be screened for medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, a metabolic disease.

The screening will be included as part of the standard 'heel-prick' test that screens babies for other diseases such as sickle cell disorders and congenital hypothyroidism.

MCADD affects between one in 10,000 and one in 20,000 babies born every year in the UK.

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The Department of Health has announced that newborn babies will be screened for medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, a metabolic disease.

The screening will be included as part of the standard 'heel-prick' test that screens babies for other diseases such as sickle cell disorders and congenital hypothyroidism.

MCADD affects between one in 10,000 and one in 20,000 babies born every year in the UK.

Read more here