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Approximate Births by occurrence (ref. 2010 NCHS data)
Major Racial/Ethnic Groups
American Indian: 1%
African American: 39%
Asian/Pacific islander: 2%
Hispanic Ethnicity: 6% (may also be included in race categories above)
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 40:1299.1 (1999) general screening mandate.
La. Acts, P.A. 997 (SB 708) (1993)- addresses galactosemia screening.
For more information click on this link: National Conference of State Legislators
Required by law on all infants, with a second test required if initial screen is done prior to 48 hrs.
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NBS Fee: $30.00