newborn screenings

Newborn Screenings Now Mandatory in U.S.

Across the country, it is now mandatory that newborns are screened a total of 29 disorders, including metabolic, genetic and hormonal disorders and specific conditions like congenital hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria. According to a recent HealthDay report, it was just four years ago that only one in three newborns were  screened for the various disorders, some of which can lead to serious complications and even death if not detected and treated. » Read more