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Phenylketonuria in Newborns: Screening

Release Date: March 2008

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

(What's This?)

The USPSTF recommends screening for phenylketonuira (PKU) in newborns. 

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Phenylketonuria in Newborns: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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