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Old 02-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #43
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Re: anyone decline the PKU?

Originally Posted by ktmelody View Post
But the pku test involves over 30 endocrine, metobolic, hemoglobin and cystic fibrosis screenings. Not all are genetic.

It isnt just testing for pku any more (there may be states that dont include all the screenings but all states test for more than pku)
Yes I am aware. At the hospital here the PKU is normally done seperate shortly after birth, and then another heel prick is done at the 1 week or 2 weeks (I forget exactly which one) for check up at the Peds office for a bunch of other things. So many of my friends have declined PKU testing if they themselves have been tested. I'm sure some of them declined the other heel prick as well, but I know most of them atleast did it without the PKU test.
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