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Newborn Screen Abnormal (Overview)

Newborn screen abnormal is a test result meaning the government-required blood test on newborns has at least one abnormal result. An abnormal result means the baby may have one of the approximately 50-100 rare diseases tested for on the newborn screen.


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What is the definition or description of: newborn screen?

What is the definition or description of: newborn screen?

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 more

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Newborn Screen Abnormal (Overview)

Newborn screen abnormal is a test result meaning the government-required blood test on newborns has at least one abnormal result. An abnormal result means the baby may have one of the approximately 50-100 rare diseases tested for on the newborn screen.


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How long before sickle cell disease can be tested for after the newborn screen?

How long before sickle cell disease can be tested for after the newborn screen?

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 more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

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Is breastfeeding a Duarte Galactosemic (D/G) safe? Borderline 1st newborn screen, normal 2nd screen after 9 days of being breastfed exclusively.

Is breastfeeding a Duarte Galactosemic (D/G) safe? Borderline 1st newborn screen, normal 2nd screen after 9 days of being breastfed exclusively.

Probably fine: It is a rare disorder. Seems that those kids that have it present with mild jaundice. Controversy as to whether to keep them on a galactose free formula. Check for enzyme levels at 1 year. Speak to your local geneticist about recurrence risk and counseling. ...Read more

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What screening tests do newborns get?

What screening tests do newborns get?

Blood and hearing : Around 24 hours old babies should have blood drawn for a newborn screen and bilirubin. The newborn screen is a test that looks for genetic and metabolic diseases (the number of diseases tested varies by state). The results usually come back in 3 weeks. The bilirubin will come back in a few hours and is a measure of jaundice in the baby. Newborns also get a hearing test before hospital discharge. ...Read more

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What is a hearing screening for newborns?

Screen for problems: Many states require infant hearing screening tests before your newborn leaves the hospital. These are done to detect any difficulties your baby may have with hearing early on so that proper therapies can be initiated as soon as possible. However many babies do not pass this initial screening and are not deaf. They simply need to repeat the test once discharged and many will then pass. ...Read more

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How newborns are screened for hearing loss?

How newborns are screened for hearing loss?

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 more

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How often will newborn screening need retested?

Varies: In my state a screening is obtained prior to hospital discharge and again at a week or more. This will pick up the majority of issues including those that can be distorted by lack of early feeding activity(pku). Later testing is usually limited to specific tests for any suspected problem. ...Read more

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How often could newborn screening need retested?

How often could newborn screening need retested?

Which screening ??: Metabolic screening is usually done after 24 hours and again after a week. Further study is not indicated unless a clinical indication arised.Hearing screening is generally done at any point prior to hospital discharge and repeated until the kid passes or a decision is made for a more specific test. Hearing is also screened at any future point if a parent has concerns that the kid is not hearing. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Newborn Screen (Definition)

This is most likely referring to a heal stick blood test that is performed at 24-48 hours after first feeding to test for different inherited diseases some of which have a very simple treatment to avoid complications. Each stat has it's own list of diseases it screens for. Almost all include hypothyroid, sickle cell, galactosemia and more. Often referred to as the ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Screening (Definition)

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