The objective of the heel prick test is to detect certain serious diseases at birth. Most of these conditions are rare, and genetic in origin. It means early and appropriate treatment can be provided in order to prevent sequelae and ensure a better quality of life for the newborn.

Substantiated information by:

Olga Coronel
Rocío Cortés

Published: 16 April 2021
Updated: 16 April 2021

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