If they are detected in time, the rare metabolic diseases screened for in the PKU test respond well to treatment, such as a special diet.
The test is performed between 48 hours and 72 hours after the child is born.
You will receive a strip of the card, which serves as proof that the blood sample was collected. The nurse at Kind & Gezin will ask you for this strip.
You will only be informed of the test results if an abnormality has been detected and a check-up is necessary. If you do not hear anything about the test results within 6 weeks of the blood draw, the results are good.
Going home before screening
If you go home before screening, it is very important to have this test done in time by your independent midwife or GP. Ask the midwife for an explanation on why the test needs to be timely.