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New Born Screening

NEWBORN SCREENING PANEL – 50 METABOLIC DISORDERS BY MASS SPECTOMETRY

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Newborn screening is the practice of testing every newborn for certain harmful or potentially fatal disorders that aren’t otherwise apparent at birth.

WHY NEWBORN SCREENING?

– Affected babies are identified quickly before symptoms appear.

– Cases of disease are not missed.

– The number of false-positive results is minimized.

– Early treatment can begin, that prevents the negative and irreversible health outcomes for affected newborns.

– Most treatments are inexpensive and may involve the addition of a vitamin to the diet, hormone supplementation, avoidance of certain foods and chemicals or dietary changes

Why Early Detection?

It could lead to lifelong complications:

– Mental Retardation

– Motor Impairment

– Physical Disability

Who to Screen NBS?

– Every Newborn (Routine screening)

– High Risk

– Unexplained deaths of siblings

– Miscarriages & Aborted Fetuses

– Exhibit symptoms of IEMs

– Babies conceived by IVF

– Babies in NICU

– Sick Children

What to Screen (United Laboratories)

ACYLCARNITINE PROFILE (Tandem Mass Spectrometry)

– Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

– Organic Acid Disorders

AMINO ACID PROFILE (Tandem Mass Spectrometry)

– Amino Acid Disorders

– Urea Cycle Disorders

BIOCHEMICAL SCREENING (Enzyme Assay/Enz. immunoassay) :

– Galactosemia

– Congenital Hypothyroidism

– Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

– G6PD Deficiency

– Cystic Fibrosis

– Biotinidase Deficiency

Blood Sample Collection

Sample: Blood spot is collected in filter paper

Condition :

– Baby needs to be fed at least 2-3 times before the specimen is taken.

– After 24 hours of birth.

TAT : 7 days

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