Becoming a parent.

Newborn blood screening

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In the days following the birth of your child, a blood sample will be taken at the hospital or birthing centre to screen for tyrosinemia, phenylketonuria and congenital hypothyroidism. The sample enables early detection of these disorders and prompt commencement of the appropriate medical treatment.

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