Is a iron test routine between 9 and 18 months?
I just got ds immunizations done and asked if he had it done. The Dr requested a iron test and made out it was routine. I never heard of a toddler having a iron test before.
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06-09-2013 11:02 #1
Is a iron test now routine for kids between 9 months and 18 months
06-09-2013 11:08 #2
Never heard of it. Ds just had his 18 month vaccination this week and it was never mentioned
06-09-2013 11:09 #3
News to me! DS1 had his 18 month needles last month and this was never mentioned.
06-09-2013 11:10 #4Senior Member
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?? Never heard of it! Fancy putting a little one through blood test torture at that age! Unless they are sick!
06-09-2013 11:19 #5
Nope never heard of it either!
06-09-2013 11:21 #6Senior Member
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Haven't heard of it so far. DD is almost 14 mths & had 12 mth vaccs a few weeks ago because of illness but my gp hasn't mentioned iron.
06-09-2013 11:30 #7
I had one for ds2 because of where we lived.
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06-09-2013 11:45 #9
I wish my ds's iron tests had been heel pricks - must be new technology. My ds had iron deficiency anaemia at 12 months of age so I'm very glad he had bloods done by his Paediatrician (he had silent reflux and recurrent ear infections but was otherwise well). The paed said it was very common at that age, but underdiagnosed as most kids aren't tested.
06-09-2013 12:37 #10
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