Although we are encouraging health care providers to visit the ACT sheets developed by the American College of Medical Genetics in association with the American Academy of Pediatrics, we have been told that our A screening test that looks for different disorders using a small sample of blood taken from a newborn’s heel. A positive or abnormal newborn screening result means that there are slight differences that were found in the baby’s blood, and further testing is needed to figure out if the baby has a metabolic disorder. fact sheets for professionals are useful. We have since archived these fact sheets for informational purposes. However, we will not be regularly updating these fact sheets. The fact sheets were last updated in 2005.
The fact sheet content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT, BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THIS FACT SHEET.