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Do doctors screen for metabolic disorders after birth?
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: The state does
In the US, each state screens different metabolic disorders.
.. most will screen for the most common ones like PKU. Testing is done at the state lab and abnormal results are communicated to the primary doctor and in some states to the expert panel.

In brief: The state does
In the US, each state screens different metabolic disorders.
.. most will screen for the most common ones like PKU. Testing is done at the state lab and abnormal results are communicated to the primary doctor and in some states to the expert panel.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Varies
In the US each state has basic testing for metabolic disorders.
The number varies by state.In my state samples from the hospital before discharge and 2 weeks are submitted for about 27 separate tests.

In brief: Varies
In the US each state has basic testing for metabolic disorders.
The number varies by state.In my state samples from the hospital before discharge and 2 weeks are submitted for about 27 separate tests.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Family Hx most!
For a\child, the family hx is most important.
If the mother had pre- or full eclampsia, or gestational diabetes that is quite significant. As are the parent's hx for truncal obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, an mi's.

In brief: Family Hx most!
For a\child, the family hx is most important.
If the mother had pre- or full eclampsia, or gestational diabetes that is quite significant. As are the parent's hx for truncal obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, an mi's.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Which one!
Astute doctors can give a heads up to a young infant by looking at the parents! are they obese, hypertensive, have bad cholesterol.
Did the mother have hypertension or gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Is there premature heart disease or adult onset dm. Metabolic syndrome and all complications are best predicted by these questions. Type 2dm is much more hereditable than type1.

In brief: Which one!
Astute doctors can give a heads up to a young infant by looking at the parents! are they obese, hypertensive, have bad cholesterol.
Did the mother have hypertension or gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Is there premature heart disease or adult onset dm. Metabolic syndrome and all complications are best predicted by these questions. Type 2dm is much more hereditable than type1.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Most states mandate newborn testing for a large panel of rare but serious metabolic disorders before the baby is sent home.

In brief: Yes
Most states mandate newborn testing for a large panel of rare but serious metabolic disorders before the baby is sent home.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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