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Abnormal Newborn Thyroid Screen
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
Congenital: hypothyroidism is a condition in the newborn of low or nonfunctioning thyroid. It can occur because of abnormal thyroid gland anatomy, inborn errors of metabolism or nutritional deficiency of hormone precursors. Rarely, maternal antibodies cross the placenta and cause the disruption. This is one of the disorders routinely checked for in newborn metabolic screens. Blood tests can confirm. ...Read more
Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease will not be detected in a basic thyroid screen which refers to T4 and a TSH and not thyroid antibodies. Autoimmune thyroid disease is detected by specific antibodies. Tpoab ( peroxidase antibodies) , tgab ( thyroglobulin antibodies) and trab ( thyroid stimulating receptor ab). Autoimmune thyroiditis is diagnosed by careful exam in conjunction with thyroid ab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Newborn hearing test: A technique using emitted signals from the inner ear hair cells called otoacoustic emissions is used. This does not require the child to react to the sound in any way, but rather relies on a signal from the inner ear brought about by sending a combination of frequencies into the child's ear. It is a good screening test, but like all screening tests has limitations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn screen defin: It's a screening for major genetics, metabolic and developmental newborn diseases with substantial variation in the number of disorders screened for in each state. In 2012 american college of genetics advocated for uniform screening panel of 29 core (primary) conditions to be included in state newborn screening panels: 20 inborn errors of metabolism, 3 hemoglobinopathies, and 6 other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No matter what I eat I get emtremely tired and get a headache after eating. I am awaiting a recent thyroid screen. Could over or under active thyroid be the cause?
Soon!: All states and the district of columbia screen for sickle cell disease as part of the newborn screen. The testing is very accurate and really doesn't need to be repeated if it is normal. If it is abnormal and confirmatory testing is desired it can an should be done promptly so appropriate treatment can be started as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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