Newborn Screening Program
Newborn screening involves lab testing of all newborn infants for certain genetic/metabolic disorders of body chemistry. The tests are considered 'screening tests' only. Screening can indicate the possibility that an infant may be at risk for a disorder included in the testing panel. Additional diagnostic tests are necessary to determine if the infant with an abnormal test actually has a disorder. Early treatment can prevent major complications.
For more information, contact:
Joyal Meyer , Director
, Nurse Consultant
For emergencies during evenings, weekends and holidays, please call 1.319.356.1616 and page the "Pediatric Geneticist on call."
Or your private physician or health-care provider
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