Information for parents

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The quick and simple newborn blood spot screening test, performed within the first few hours of your baby's life, is one of the most important tests for your baby.

  • Although he or she may appear normal, it's essential to have your newborn baby screened, as many conditions present at birth are not immediately apparent.
  • If a baby shows symptoms of a disorder, critical damage to the infant's health may already have occurred.

Be sure to talk to your baby's doctor if you have any questions and follow recommendations for testing and treatment.