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UNIVERSITY PLACE

50 years of Newborn Screening

  • Aired: 04/03/2013
  • 48:54
  • Rating: TV-G
Charles Brokopp, Director, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, offers the history of screening newborns which began 50 years ago with testing for PKU, phenylketonuria. Newborn babies in Wisconsin are now screened for more than 40 disorders with early detection saving lives, improving quality of life and cutting health care costs.
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Charles Brokopp discusses the history of and advantages to screening newborns.
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