Screening tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any symptoms appear. All provinces offer newborn screening, although the tests offered vary from province to province. They may include:
This test is done to find out whether your baby has certain diseases that could eventually cause problems. When discovered early, these diseases can be treated to improve the child's health.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have questions.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines your child takes. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Current as of: July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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