A 25years old female is ready to take her 2days infant home from the hospital with her mother beside them.The nurse discusses with the infant mother about the pku test.( Phenylkenuria screening test)The nurse discussion and teaching should be based on the fact that the test is reliable.

A.If done after a month it is reliable. B.Should be done during six weeks clinic visit.

C.In the United States of America PKU screening test are recrecommended for newborn. It is recommended to be done one to three days after giving birth to newborn before leaving the hospital. If initial blood sample is taken within 24hours of birth.It is recommended to be repeated in three weeks.

D. None of the above.

Correct answer is C.

A,B and D are wrong.

Follow doctor orders and your facility policy and procedures.


Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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