Examinations of the baby after birth



​PKU (Heel prick screen test)

This important test is carried out on all babies born in Denmark. It is used to detect very rare inherited disorders. It is carried out 48-72 hours, after the birth, using a sample of your baby’s blood taken from his/her heel.
The test is performed while in hospital or arrangements will be made prior to you leaving the hospital.

Hearing screening

 We offer a hearing screening for all newborn children in Denmark. The Hearing screening must be made within one month.
You can book the appointment at phone number +45 3545 0759 between 8.30 am and 9.30 am.

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