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How soon can sickle cell disease be tested for after the newborn is born?
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Sickle cell testing
In the United States, all states mandate testing for sickle cell anemia as part of their newborn screening programs.
The test uses blood from the same blood samples used for other routine newborn screening tests. The test can show whether a newborn infant has sickle hemoglobin (from http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/diagnosis.Html).

In brief: Sickle cell testing
In the United States, all states mandate testing for sickle cell anemia as part of their newborn screening programs.
The test uses blood from the same blood samples used for other routine newborn screening tests. The test can show whether a newborn infant has sickle hemoglobin (from http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/diagnosis.Html).
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
The test is done usually during the first few days after the birth of the infant
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: In nursery
Hemoglobin screening is part of the 'state screen' done on all hospital-born newborns prior to discharge from the nursery.
It generally takes about 2 weeks to get the results back and are sent to the baby's doctor of record.

In brief: In nursery
Hemoglobin screening is part of the 'state screen' done on all hospital-born newborns prior to discharge from the nursery.
It generally takes about 2 weeks to get the results back and are sent to the baby's doctor of record.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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