Baby check

Normal baby check

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Day 3 newborn screening tests

Day 3 Newborn Screening Tests

All babies are offered a simple and reliable blood test a few days after birth to detect if they have a rare disorder that may be life threatening and /or cause intellectual disability. In all of the conditions the baby will benefit from early detection and treatment. Parents are not notified of a normal result and one per cent will need a second blood test. An abnormal result does not always mean that your baby has the condition further investigation is determined by established clinical guidelines. Conditions tested include Phenylketonuria, Congenital hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, Galactosaemia and rare metabolic conditions where dietary treatment and medications started early can minimise the risk of disability or death.

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Expanded screening tests

Expanded new born screening tests

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Infant hearing screening

Infant Hearing Screening Program

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Baby's blood group

Your baby's Blood Group

  • The inheritance of the ABO and Rhesus blood grouping is complicated.
  • We have included a link to a chart that gives all the combinations possible. 
  • This is useful for paediatricians when determining which babies  may at risk for blood group incompatibility between the mother and baby which can cause significant jaundice.

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