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Old 02-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #40
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Re: anyone decline the PKU?

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Originally Posted by jackyl08 View Post
I often don't understand why people decline so much testing, but declining the PKU/metabolic testing just seems crazy. I simply don't get it. At our hospital, they do it 48hrs after birth(so right before discharge), then give you the envelope to take to the ped at 2wks. I would never, ever think to decline it. I swear, people just decline stuff because it's a "test" and oh noes, not a test!
I have had friends decline because they get tested for the gene themselves instead of testing baby. PKU is rare http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002150/
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