|Originally Posted by truebluexf
Unless it's a new law, DS never got the PKU a second time after the hospital.
None of my boys did either....
I'd have to dig through my links to find where I read that every state required a repeat PKU. It was broken down state by state of the "required" tests at birth and after, including vax schedule and such. Most states include and require other newborn screenings, not just PKU, in the heel stick profile. I think Texas, where I am, has a total of 5 genetic/metabolic disorders.
|Is anyone NOT doing the PKU/Vit K/eye gunk at all? - Lucysmama/Katie
We pass on the Vit. K (as long as there are no complications during birth which would warrant it) and a definite no to the erythromycin eye goop. We'll be doing the PKU, just to be on the safe side, but only at 2 weeks after birth. My cousin had lost her first baby to SIDS, 9 years ago and when she had ds #2, she had all the "routine" screenings done and this time Fatty Acid Disorder: MCAD, was added to the profile. Well it turns out, that her son does have this genentic disorder, but it was caught and treated early. It was most likely the cause of her first son's death. So to err on the side of caution, knowing someone where the newborn screening was critical, I choose to do that part.