Advanced Search
Contact: Phone Numbers >
LinkedIn Instagram Soundcloud
Book Online

with select Valley
Medical Group doctors

zoc-doc logo

Outpatient Services Guide
Click here for detailed information on outpatient services and support groups at Valley.
Mailing Address:
The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Initial Medical Evaluation of Children Adopted Internationally

Recommended screening tests for all internationally adopted children after arrival in United States independent of medical history and physical exam include:

  • Complete Blood Count, with differential and indices
  • Urine Analysis with dipstick and microscopic
  • Stool for ova & parasites (3 samples) – should include giardia antigen DFA and cryptosporidium DFA
  • Stool for C & S (if symptomatic) – yersinia, campylobacter, salmonella, and shigella
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis (Asian, Latino, and African children)
  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase assay (Asian, Mediterranean, and African children)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (including AST, ALT, GGT, Bun, Cr, Ca, Phosphorous, and Alkaline Phosphate)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen **
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody**
  • Hepatitis B core antibody**
  • Hepatitis C antibody**
  • Hepatitis A IgG, IgM
  • HIV (1&2) Antibody** (consider HIV PCR for children under 18 months)
  • Syphilis serology – RPR and FTA-ABS
  • Thyroid Functions – TSH, Free T4
  • Lead
  • Newborn metabolic screen (for infants and toddlers)
  • Tuberculosis screening** – a PPD should be placed, independent of BCG status
  • Hearing and Vision evaluations
  • Dental evaluation (for children older than 18 months)

**these studies should be repeated 6 months after arrival

Other studies may be indicated based on child’s medical history or initial physical examination.

All immunizations should be repeated unless the child has appropriately documented immunizations and titres document immunity. Children from Korea do not need titres.

Reference: Red Book

"To Your Health" Blog
Could My Excessive Sweating Be Hyperhidrosis? 03-21-17

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is more than what is needed to regulate body temperature. A...

View Blog �
Are you receiving the Valley Health News Service?

Sign Up Today

Copyright ©  Valley Health System. All rights reserved.