• 26 FEB, 2021
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    What is the Newborn State Screening test?

    What is the Newborn State Screening test?

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD February 28th is ‘Rare Disease Day’. Rare Disease Day is an annual event to raise awareness and advocate for children and adults impacted by rare diseases. One important tool that we have in diagnosing certain rare diseases is the Newborn State Screen (NBS). The NBS is quick, easy, and we often

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    • 29 OCT, 2020
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    So, which COVID-19 test do I need?

    So, which COVID-19 test do I need?

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD COVID-19 cases are ticking-up nationwide.  One major difference between March 2020 and October 2020 is the availability of COVID-19 testing.  Overall, this is a major positive in the fight against COVID-19.  It allows for earlier detection, better isolation/quarantine measures, and contact tracing.  Tests are now fairly widely available at places like

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