Preventative Medicine Specialist Questions Pregnancy

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?

2 Answers

Yes. If you don't have insurance, you can get it done for free at many places.
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.