PROFESSIONAL'S GUIDE FOR BRIEF PRENATAL DISCUSSION WITH PARENTS
- All newborn babies
are required by the State to get tested for some rare disorders before
they leave the hospital.
- Babies with these
disorders may look healthy at birth.
- Serious problems
can be prevented if we find out about the disorders right away.
- To do the test,
a nurse will take a few drops of blood from your baby’s heel.
- Your baby’s
health professional and the hospital will get a copy of the test results.
Call your baby’s health professional if you would like to talk
about the results.
- Some babies will
need to be retested. If your baby needs to be retested, you will be
notified. It is very important to get retested quickly.
- If you have further
questions you can call the clinic or the State Health Department.