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January 10th, 2012, 08:56 AM
jaime9's Avatar Veteran
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I just got back from Anthony's appt and they did the shots but did not draw blood or do a finger prick to test for lead and iron.My sister and friend go to the same pedi and both had this test done.Should I call and ask?!
I don't see how the doctor could "forget" this step at the 12mo checkup,right
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January 10th, 2012, 09:26 AM
azrunningmom's Avatar Julie S
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We had our 12 mo appt yesterday and they didn't do it either. I've heard it's really only done if you live in an older home. But, you could still call and just double check with them for piece of mind. Can't hurt. They tested Taylor's Iron/hemoglobin's at her 9 mo appt. Did they maybe do that test then for you guys?
Baby Taylor arrived on 01/04/2011 at 9:26pm weighing 7lbs 8oz and 19 inches long

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January 10th, 2012, 03:39 PM
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We didnt have it either.
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January 10th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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I've never had that done with any of the kids.

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January 10th, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Never done that here.
Quinn Olivia Born at home Jan.13th, 2011, 7:37 am 9 lbs. 12 oz

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January 11th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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I called the office and they said the machine was down (?) and that they will do it at the 15mo checkup but if i'm really concerned we can do it at another lab
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