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Congenital Hypothyroidism: Screening

Release Date: March 2008

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

(What's This?)

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) 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: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. March 2008.

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