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United Arab Emirates (UAE) reviews antenatal testing provision:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The United Arab Emirates government is reviewing its primary healthcare provision, particularly in the area of antenatal testing. Testing for phenylketonuria has been available routinely to all neonates in the UAE's maternal and child health centres since last year. Hypothyroidism testing will be introduced shortly, paediatric consultant Dr Lana Badreddin told the Khaleej Times. Dr Badreddin is calling for standardisation of diagnostic testing during pregnancy, particularly of ultrasound scans.

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