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Heel Prick

Discussion in 'Pregnancy, Birth & parenting Information Centre' started by Lottie, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Lottie

    Lottie New Member

    When a baby is about a week old, the midwife will prick the baby's heel and collect some small drops of blood. This blood is then used for screening. Newborn blood spot screening is sometimes called newborn heel prick screening.

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