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Happy mothers and babies day: Ontario funds two more tests for Newborn Screening Ontario

By Brigitte |

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) will begin in Ontario throughout 2017. CCHD screening is a safe test performed at the bedside that can detect low oxygen levels, a common sign of these serious heart diseases. The quick and painless test is called pulse oximetry and is the first point-of-care screening test that NSO will coordinate.

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To learn more about CCHD, please visit our CCHD information page English French