The Wales Newborn Screening Laboratory has adopted tandem mass spectrometry for testing the country's newborns for sickle cell disease.

According to Stuart Moat, the laboratory's director, mass spec-based testing offers improvements in cost and speed over HPLC and isoelectric focusing, the methods conventionally used for sickle cell screening.

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