Sickle Cell Disease

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Sickle Cell Disease, Newborns

The AAFP recommends screening for sickle cell disease in all newborns. (2007)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshemo.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)