Early Disease Detection (cont.)
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Screening, Birth to 12 Months
It's important for your baby to have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well-baby visits, starting shortly after birth. During these visits, the doctor examines your baby for possible problems and asks you questions about your baby's growth and development.
At each well-baby visit, the doctor or nurse will check your baby's:
All states require newborn screening, although the tests required vary from state to state. These tests can help detect serious problems that could affect your baby's long-term health. They may include:
If the doctor is concerned that your child has been exposed to certain substances or diseases, tests may include:
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