Blood tests for your newborn baby - newborn screening test
neonatal; newborn; screening; test; heelprick; ;
All parents are offered the opportunity to have their baby screened for a number of rare disorders. This test is called the ‘newborn screening’. You might also hear it called the ‘heel prick’ test. Before the test is done you will be given a pamphlet which tells you more about this test.
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age.
Women's and Children's Hospital (South Australia) Neonatal Screening Centre
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see your doctor or midwife.