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Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening 


The Basics

Newborn screenings are tests that find diseases or disorders in newborn babies. Most tests are done before your baby leaves the hospital.

Newborn screenings will help you make sure your baby grows up healthy. With a simple blood test, doctors can tell whether or not your baby has certain diseases or disorders.

Talk about newborn screening with your doctor or midwife before your baby is born.

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