As per global and Indian guidelines for National Neonatology Forum and Indian Society of Neonatal Screening New born screening the screening has to be done on the second day of child birth (not immediately at birth) and/or within seven days of birth. In case the child is born premature, the screening is performed only after seven days of birth but within ten days.
If the child is already sick and in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) then the doctor can decide to screen the child for these disorders immediately
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