How often does the Alaska WIC Program perform hematological testing?

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How often does the Alaska WIC Program perform hematological testing?

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WIC performs hematological testing to obtain a hemoglobin value during the initial certification visit for each WIC applicant. • Pregnant women are tested once during their certification as a pregnant woman. • Breastfeeding women are tested once during their certification as a breastfeeding woman. • Postpartum women are tested once during their certification as a postpartum woman. • Infants are not tested before 9 months of age. If the first test is normal, the infant will not be tested again until 6 months later. • Children are tested once a year.

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