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The role of screening in the prevention of inherited disease in South Africa

, : The role of screening in the prevention of inherited disease in South Africa. South African Medical Journal 51(23): 832-837

Availability in South Africa and value of screening for inherited disorders are discussed. Disorders include phenylketonuria and other aminoacidurias, galactosaemia, hyperlipaemia, Tay-Sachs disease and haemoglobinopathies such as sickle-cell anaemia and thalassaemia.


PMID: 877816

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