Comprehensive Screening for 110 genetic disorders
Why Get Tested?
One in 1,500 babies born is affected by an inherited disorder that can be detected through newborn screening. The affected baby look healthy at birth and these disorders cannot be diagnosed until specifically tested for through Newborn screening
newborn screening service, determines a baby’s risk for more than 100 inherited disorders through an easily collected urine sample
Screening, diagnosis, and intervention within the first days of life are essential because many of these disorders are manageable if treatment begins early, yet if left untreated these will manifest in immediate or near future with a permanent and irreversible damage such as:
• Learning disabilities
• Physical retardation
• Mental retardation
• Language and speech disturbances
• Seizures or epilepsy
• Coma and even death…
When to Get Tested?
The sample collection is to be done about 48 hours after birth of baby as this is considered
as the time taken for the baby’s metabolism to be up and running.
This urine is collected on special filter papers provided in the Newborn screening kit.
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