Please note that the URL for this site has changed to a '' address from ''. This reflects changes we have made to hosting for this site.

The UK NSC recommendation on Thrombophilia screening (in pregnancy, newborns and adults)

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
Last review completed April 2010
Next review due in 2013/14
Key downloads

Find general information about population health screening.

More about Thrombophilia

Thrombophilia is a condition where the blood has an increased tendency to form clots. This clotting is called thrombosis. There are many different causes, some of which are hereditary. Some people with thrombophilia have no problems, whereas others may need to take medication to prevent or treat clots.

» Read more about thrombosis and thrombophilia on NHS Choices


• Dr Roopen Arya
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

Recommendation Review History

The current thrombophilia policy covers the three previously separate policies on screening for thrombophilia in pregnancy, in newborns and in adults.

More options

Go to top