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Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

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Published by Rizzamwah Catague
Newborn Screening (NBS) is the practice of testing every newborn from certain harmful disorders that cannot be seen at birth. It is a simple blood test, a blood sample is taken by heel-prick and sent to newborn screening lab for analysis.
 
Newborn Screening (NBS) is the practice of testing every newborn from certain harmful disorders that cannot be seen at birth. It is a simple blood test, a blood sample is taken by heel-prick and sent to newborn screening lab for analysis.
 

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Newborn Screening

Disorders

History

Statistics

NBS in Philippines

Coverage

Collection Procedure

Recommendation

The goal of NBS is Newborn screeningto detect is disorders that are threatening to ideally done on the 48th life or long-term health before Newborn Screening (NBS) is the 24 hours hour orpresent symptoms. This is they at least practice of testing every newborn after for early that disorders birth. Some from certain harmful disorderstreatment to reduce mortality and cannot be seen at birth.detected if morbidity in are not It is a simple the test is affected blood test, a blood sample is taken bypatients. done earlier. The baby must heel-prick and sent to newborn be screened again for more screening lab for analysis. accurate results.

Neonatal Metabolic Screening began in the early 1960s with the work of Robert Guthrie, who developed a screening test for Phenylketonuria (PKU), and system for the collection and transportation of small blood samples on filter paper (knownas Guthrie card).

Guthrie Card

NBS was integrated into the public health delivery system with the enactment of Republic Act 9288 or Newborn Screening Act of 2004. NBS in the Philippines started in June 1996.

As stated in Republic Act 9288 Five Conditions are currently screened
Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Galactosemia (GAL) Glocuse-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD)

Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Galactosemia (GAL)

Glocuse-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD)

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