Effective Strategy for Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism: Author's Reply.

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With the study methodology, every 5th baby had to be called for repeat evaluation resulting into higher costs as well as unnecessary parental anxiety. This could have been easily avoided with first screen sample after 72 hours followed by recall of screen positives for confirmation. In case of premature babies, repeat sampling could have been done later… (More)

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