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How early can you get a sickle cell screen?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: As a newborn baby

Sickle cell screening is done on all newborns here as part of california's newborn screening program. Other states probably do the same or similar screening for their newborns.

In brief: As a newborn baby

Sickle cell screening is done on all newborns here as part of california's newborn screening program. Other states probably do the same or similar screening for their newborns.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. James Ball
This screening is mandatory in all 50 states now.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: At birth

Screening for sickle cell disease is required by law now in all 50 states and the district of columbia.
Therefore, all children born in the us get a sickle cell screen within 3-5 days of life.

In brief: At birth

Screening for sickle cell disease is required by law now in all 50 states and the district of columbia.
Therefore, all children born in the us get a sickle cell screen within 3-5 days of life.
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