Guthrie (test of)

Guthrie (test of)

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Blood test (a few drops of blood are taken by stinging on the heel) practiced during the first days of life at the maternity ward to detect some rare but serious diseases:

  • Phenylketonuria
  • Congenital hypothyroidism
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Cystic fibrosis

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