Commentary common criteria among states for storage and use of dried blood spot specimens after newborn screening

Carlo Petrini, Antonella Olivieri, Carlo Corbetta, Roberto Cerone, Giuliano D'Agnolo, Adriano Bompiani

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Abstract

Biological samples collected in biobanks are a resource with significant research potential. The Italian Joint Group CNB - CNBBSV (National committee of Bioethics - National committee for Biosecurity, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences) published a document reporting recommendations on storage and use of dried blood spot (DBS) and on the development of a National Network of Regional Newborn Screening Repositories for collection of residual DBS. Several ethical questions (about consent, possible use of genetic information, unanticipated possible usages for research purposes) rise from residual newborn screening specimens collections. Moreover, legal and ethical controversies are accentuated by the conflicts between the interests of sample donors, biobank holders, researchers and the public. To overcome these difficulties the identification of a few criteria for storage and research usage of DBS is crucial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Dried blood spot (DBS) storage
  • Ethics
  • Neonatal screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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