Heel stick: A procedure in which a newborn baby's heel is pricked and then a small amount of the blood is collected, usually with a narrow-gauge ('capillary') glass tube or a filter paper. The heel stick is now the most common way to draw blood from newborns. Blood from a heel stick is used to do the newborn screening tests. These tests are usually
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A procedure in which a newborn's heel is pricked and a small amount of blood is collected for newborn screening tests.
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