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Blood tests for your newborn baby - newborn screening test

neonatal; newborn; screening; test; heelprick; ;


All parents are offered the opportunity to have their baby screened for a number of rare disorders. This test is called the ‘newborn screening’. You might also hear it called the ‘heel prick’ test. Before the test is done you will be given a pamphlet which tells you more about this test.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age. 

Women's and Children's Hospital (South Australia) Neonatal Screening Centre     

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