I'm sure tests have changed since my soon to be 10 year old was a baby. But when I was told she needed a lead test because the house I lived in at the time was built in the 1930s, I didn't take her. And shes fine. Never once was I told I had to take her to be tested for sickle cell anemia.
I dont want to make this about race. My friends daughter just turned a year old and her dr wants her tested for sickle cell anemia. Both of the parents are caucasian. There has never been any diagnosis of sickle cell in either side of their family?
Should she take her 1 year old daughter to get tested for sickle cell? Or lead poisoning? What is the point in these tests. Her daughter is already a semi cranky thing! lol