PKU test

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a test of newborn infants for phenylketonuria

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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.
The invention of the original PKU test and the card used to store and transport the blood sample to the laboratory made public newborn screening programs possible.
Kathryn is also seeking information about how others working with birthing families handle the PKU test requirements in your state.
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.
Funds raised help save babies by providing vaccines, PKU tests and neonatal intensive care.