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Supplemental screening could have made a huge difference to a little boy's life. There are over 50 tests available for a variety of disorders, Kentucky only tests for four. A little boy's proprionic acidemia would have been discovered at birth if full testing had been done. He is now developmentally delayed by 8 to 18 months and tens of thousands of dollars continue to be spent on his treatment.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Wave 3
About: Nondiagnosis of a newborn's condition results in developmental delays and huge costs.
Date: 7 June 2004
Source: Wave 3
Author: Lori Lyle
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