Early Check: A New Research Study to Screen Newborns for Rare Conditions

Starting later this year, Early Check, a voluntary, statewide research study, will invite pregnant women and new mothers from throughout North Carolina to have their newborn tested for rare conditions not included in the state newborn screening program. The goal will be to learn about rare health conditions and look for better treatments to help babies who have them. The study is funded by NIH and collaborators include the University of North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest/Baptist, RTI International and the North Carolina State Newborn Screening Laboratory. Although health professionals will not need to recruit participants, we want you to be aware of the study in case you get questions from patients. We will share more updates with you as we receive them from RTI. Learn more.

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