Prompt identification and timely treatment of affected infants could prevent or minimize serious, life-long consequences such as Developmental delay, Cognitive impairment, Physical disability, Mental delay, Liver disease, Blindness, Neurological degeneration, Malnutrition, or Premature death.
Traditional tests look for metabolic markers and this is disadvantageous as such tests cannot identify genetic conditions that don’t have metabolic markers. Our test is a genetic test that identifies variations in the genetic code known to be tied to those conditions. The metabolic markers in the blood are irrelevant.
Traditional newborn screening involves a series of assays and may ultimately require a genetic test to validate the earlier findings. Our carrier screening test skips all these assays hence allow a quick and more reliable diagnosis to be made.
More robust. The utility of newborn screening is usually reduced due to errors in sample collection. Such errors arise due to contamination from urine, body fluids or glove powder; layering, inadequate drying and oversaturation. We can use most samples that have been rejected by the traditional screening process since we are looking for defects in the underlying genetic code and not the by-products of those defects.
Comprehensive test. Our screening panel identifies mutations in 106 genes in newborns. As new conditions are identified and can be tied to specific genes, these are added to our screening panel.
Our test is cost-effective and accurate.
Quick turnaround. Results are typically ready within 10 working days. This allows an early diagnosis to be made and early commencement of treatment.Order a Newborn Test
Results are out in 10 working days after collection of all samples. Results can be sent to you via email, delivered to you, or can be collected from our office.
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