Category: "health"

Laboratory Tests under CLIA

April 28th, 2017
Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) act in 1988 to establish quality standards for all non-research laboratory testing. more »

Vaccination of newborns

April 28th, 2017
Most of us take vaccinations for granten and rely on them from our very first days. The whooping cough as an example can be deadly, especially for young babies who are too young to be protected by their own vaccination. Since 2010, the Centers for… more »

Genetic Conditions Screened in Newborns

April 13th, 2017
Genetic Conditions Screened in Newborns
As part of the health assessment of newborn babys, a test for common genetic conditions is done by drawing a few drops of blood from the heel of the baby and sending this off for analysis. Any positive results will then be followed up by confirmatory… more »