A Newborn Blood Spot Test is performed to identify any serious condition that a baby may have. It involves the collection of a blood sample from the heel, usually when the baby is between 5 and 8 days of age.
All babies are screened for:
- Congenital Hypothyroidism
- Sickle Cell Disorders
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCADD)
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