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What's the difference between the viacord and the cord blood registry?

What's the difference between the viacord and the cord blood registry?

2 separate companies: They are the 2 leaders in collecting cord blood. They are competitors. ...Read more

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Was my infant screened for dechenne muscular dystrophy? Born in NY - does PKU test for this. Does Viacord screen test for DMD/PKU? What is the difference between the two?

Was my infant screened for dechenne muscular dystrophy? Born in NY - does PKU test for this. Does Viacord screen test for DMD/PKU?  What is the difference between the two?

No: Neither test screens for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Below are links to the disorders covered by Viacord: http://www.viacord.com/Images/HCNB_Panel_LSDs_121311_tcm117-151644.pdf and NYS covers:http://www.wadsworth.org/programs/newborn/screening/screened-disorders. At this point, Duchenne Connect gives information about testing.: https://www.duchenneconnect.org/understanding-genetic-testing.html ...Read more

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