Baby Tests and Screening

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There are a number of tests and checks that will be done for your baby in the first few weeks:

  • Your midwife will preform a new born check on your baby within 24 hours of birth
  • Your midwife will complete a test shining light into your baby's eyes to make sure there are no cataracts or other eye problems (Red Eye Reflex)
  • Newborn Hearing Screeners will arrange a hearing test. See Your Baby’s Hearing Screening for more information
  • there will be a blood test that involves pricking your baby’s heel to check for rare disorders (PKU test). See Your Newborn Baby’s Blood Test for more information