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Old 02-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #45
ktmelody
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Originally Posted by PoshPants

So what if it's rare? does that help the family of a dead baby whose death could have been prevented?

Not all states test for that much, it's worth checking into what your state tests for and asking for expanded testing if not and knowing what is NOT normal for a newborn is useful.

Rare also means not many docs know about the disorders, so if a baby shows signs often a doctor will miss it
In 2007 90 percent of all infants were screened for at least 29 disorders.

All states test for at least 29 conditons. Most test for 40-49 and a handful test for 50+
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