A Michigan parent is suing over the state's newborn screening test, Michigan Radio reports.

By state law, infants in Michigan are tested for about 50 genetic diseases using a small blood sample, Michigan Radio adds. It notes that if the results come back positive — which occurs for about 250 babies in Michigan each year — the parents are informed.

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