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Historic Embryology
Dr Robert Guthrie (1916-95)

Dr Robert Guthrie (1916-1995) was an American microbiologist at University of Buffalo who developed the collection of whole blood on filter paper "Guthrie cards" for transportation, storage, and testing for metabolic and genetic disorders of the newborn. The test today also has a number of names: "heel prick", "neonatal blood" test, and dried-blood spots.

Guthrie is best known for developing the diagnostic test for phenylketonuria.