PKU test


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a test of newborn infants for phenylketonuria

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For example, a PKU test might be negative at 2-6 hours of age, but definitely positive when taken at 12-18 hours of age.
As we have moved from the development of the first PKU test in Guthrie's laboratory to the passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act in our nation's capital, the advancements have been innumerable and will only continue.
Though the PKU test that Guthrie had developed undoubtedly worked, it was difficult, at first, to convince state public health departments to adopt an official program for screening.
Q Kathryn Comshaw-Arnold writes: Here in Ohio, we have a problem with "newborn screening." If you wish to forgo the PKU test for your newborn infant, you may claim a religious exemption, sign a paper, and be done.
Every mother who gives birth in a hospital in the United States will probably hear the term "PKU test." Yet few parents will ask the hospital nurses or their doctors about the purpose of this test or the implications of an abnormal PKU test.
It is this: if you wish to forgo the PKU test for your newborn infant, you may claim religious exemption, sign a paper, and be done.