Screening for Nutritional Anemia
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. They are given to people who may be at high risk, but who don’t have problems.
Anemia screening may be done:
Children should be screened at 9 to 12 months of age. Some may need testing more often if they’re at high risk.
Blood test at routine physical exams will include:
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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 10/30/2020