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Testing and Lab Procedures

Babies in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) need frequent examinations and monitoring as part of their care. Although many tests require drawing blood from your baby, they are necessary to help monitor your baby's condition and to identify potential problems.

Common tests or lab work in the NICU may include the following:

Each baby's needs and care is different. Always consult your baby's physician for more information about which tests are needed for your baby.

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