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How is jaundice in newborn babies diagnosed?

Jaundice in newborn babies is diagnosed by a physical examination of the baby. In some cases, a blood test (performed via a heel prick test) may be recommended to measure the level of bilirubin in the blood.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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