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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 blood clots.

Read more about thrombosis and thrombophilia on the NHS website.

UK NSC screening recommendation Based on the last UK NSC review of this condition that occurred in March 2021.

Screening is not currently recommended for this condition.

Screening is not recommended for newborns, adults or pregnant women because there is not enough evidence:

  • about the potential screening tests
  • that it would benefit pregnant women, newborns or adults

This was confirmed by the 2021 evidence map. Screening for thrombophilia will be reviewed again in 3 years, or sooner if significant evidence should be published before this time.

Supporting documents from the 2021 review

Evidence map
This document investigates whether a more detailed review can be conducted based on the available evidence.

This document summarises the review process including the public consultation comments.

Review cycle

Date previous review completed: 2021

Next review estimated to be completed: 2024 to 2025.

To see previous evidence reviews, visit the UK NSC archive.

Organisations interested in Thrombophilia

These organisations have expressed interest in this recommendation and may submit responses to evidence reviews.

List of organisations

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