Should Informed Consent be Required for Routine Newborn Screening and for the Storage of Blood Samples?

Beal, Judy; Lewis, Judith; Kenner, Carole

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(5):282-283, September/October 2014.

How much should parents be told about routine newborn screening and their options to decide if their baby is tested? These experts provide a thoughtful discussion on the pros and cons of obtaining parental consent for routine newborn screening and storage of blood samples that should be considered by every nurse caring for newborn babies.