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What are the tests for congenital hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Blood tests

Each state has certain screening tests for newborns to identify treatable conditions that can lead to irreversible damage if undetected.
All states mandate testing for congenital hypothyroidism. This is done by testing blood obtained by a heel stick. Read more here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/newborn_screening.

In brief: Blood tests

Each state has certain screening tests for newborns to identify treatable conditions that can lead to irreversible damage if undetected.
All states mandate testing for congenital hypothyroidism. This is done by testing blood obtained by a heel stick. Read more here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/newborn_screening.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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