Neonatal Screening Test

A bacteria-based diagnostic test that is used to detect phenylketonuria (PKU) and other serious diseases that could be present in newborns. The test is generally performed on the baby's 2nd day of life or after the baby is atleast 48 hours old. Blood is collected by doing a heelprick. Synonym(s): Guthrie Test Broader term(s): Phenylketonuria P...
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