How interesting to see how other states do things!!
I live in Florida, we do our PKU's at 48 hours of age. The hospitals in our county do them before the baby is discharged, and as long as it is before discharge, they are pretty lax about when it gets done. It doesn't have to be done right at 48 hrs. At the earliest with all of our pediatricians except for one group, it gets done at 48 hrs.
The one group that is the exception likes theirs done at 24 hours, then they repeat a PKU in their office when the baby is 5 days old. Not sure what the rationale for that is, but we comply with their wishes.
Those of you that get the PKU's at 12 and 24 hours, I am curious, what is the reasoning for getting them so early?? I am just asking, because I don't know. I was always told that PKU's should be done after a minimum of 24 hours of protein feedings because the metabolic disorders that are being tested for show up best after at least 24 hours of protein feedings.
Thanks for your answers in advance.
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