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Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease

In Pennsylvania, a newborn screening for hemoglobinopathies (abnormalities of hemoglobin), such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia, began formally in September 1992. Newborns diagnosed with an abnormality are referred to three treatment centers: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s of Philadelphia.

Information for Parents

Did your baby’s newborn screening indicate a hemoglobin trait? If so, this video explains what the results mean and what to do next.

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Last Update
February 4, 2014
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