Anyway, we had DS2 tested as well (it went MUCH smoother), my midwife convinced me that it is a very simple test that could make a huge difference in his life. Here they test for 25 things.
Thank you for suggesting the urine test, so far from what I've been looking up it's only given after 6wks of age. I will research this further because I am much more partial to a urine test.
|3- Urine sample screening test
* a few health services have adopted the urinary screening that is done around the 3rd week of life from a filter paper containing a urine spot taken from a damp diaper. The dried filter paper is mailed to the screening centre by the parents.
* this urinary screening test was initiated in the Province of Quebec in the early seventies; it is one of the few programs that exist in the world. It allows the early detection of organic acid disorders, or other disorders which could have been missed by the blood tests done during the first week of life if the protein intake was insufficient to reveal a metabolic block. http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/Edu...ID30056ES.html
I do think that the screening is important but I don't think that the heel prick is the best way to do it. Not only is it unnecessarily invasive, but it is not done at the right moment to get the best results.