Benefits and Risks

It’s OK to decide yes or no to Early Check. Early Check is a research study. All research has benefits and risks. You should make the best decision for your family.

How does Early Check help?

  • Choosing Early Check gives parents information that may be important about the health of their baby.
  • Early Check is a research study. Enrolling your baby helps researchers and health care providers understand the best ways to find serious health conditions in babies.
  • If Early Check finds a serious health condition in a baby, the Early Check team will connect the parents to more information and help them find doctors and support for their child.
  • For many conditions, early diagnosis and treatment prevents or improves the most serious symptoms resulting in improved health and a better start to life.

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