“Is it absolutely necessary to go in for newborn screening?”
I am 4 months pregnant and the doctor is advising me to go for newborn screening test which is very expensive. Is it absolutely necessary to take this test?
Rashid A. Chotani Preventative Medicine Specialist
Yes. If you don't have insurance, you can get it done for free at many places.
Dr. James E. LaMar Preventative Medicine Specialist San Diego, CA
That all depends on various factors such as your age, your family history, etc. The purpose is to find if your baby has any chromosomal issues that may lead to lifetime medical conditions.