Becoming a parent.

Newborn urine screening

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Before you take your newborn home from the hospital or birthing centre, you will be given an information sheet and a filter paper for collecting a urine sample when the baby is 21 days old.

The Québec newborn urine screening program enables early detection of certain disorders of amino acid and urine organic acid metabolism and, if necessary, prompt commencement of the appropriate medical treatment.

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