Newborn blood spot screening is the best way to find out if your baby has a treatable condition that you, your doctor, or your midwife might not know about.
Newborn blood spot screening helps your doctor or midwife find conditions that can:
Newborn blood spot screening has 3 steps:
The best time for the newborn blood spot screen is when your baby is between 24 and 72 hours old. Ideally, the newborn blood spot screen happens at the hospital before your baby goes home.
Current as of: April 1, 2019
Author: Alberta's Newborn Metabolic Screening Program, Alberta Health Services
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