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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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Are genetic screens of newborns mandatory?

Are genetic screens of newborns mandatory?

No: Newborn screens are performed with every birth. Not mandated by law but they are highly recommended as they identify inborn errors that can be treated before they cause permanent damage to your infant. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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 are normal results for a phenylketonuria screen?

What are normal results for a phenylketonuria screen?

Under 120 umol/L.: The pricipal test for screening for phenylketonuria is the guthrie test, which is used to screen newborns for phenylketonuria. The guthrie assay can detect serum phenylalanine levels of 180-240 ?mol/l (3–4 mg/dl). In healthy normal people, phenylalanine levels are usually below 120 ?mol/l. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

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3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?

3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?

No need extra tests: No need for further tests before pregnancy since the parents chromosomes are normal. For early piece of mind you can consider early non-invasive genetic screening in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does newborn screening of sickle cell work?

How does newborn screening of sickle cell work?

Heel stick...: The blood obtained for state newborn screen (heel stick all babies have) is tested for sickle cell in all 50 states. Depending on the laboratory used, detection of sickle cell is determined by either thin-layer isoelectric focusing (ief) or high performance liquid chromatography (hplc). Each test can detect the biophysical change in the beta hemoglobin molecule caused by the sickle cell mutation. ...Read more

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Newborn had positive Coombs test - i'm O positive and he's B positive. He didn't develop jaundice. How common is a positive Coombs test in newborns?

Common.: About 1 out of 3 pregnancies where the mother and child are ABO incompatible will be Coombs positive, but actual hemolytic disease of the newborn is rare. Only IgG type anti-A or anti-B cross the placenta, which most people don't express. Second the A and or B antigen is not heavily expressed on fetal cells. Also other cells besides RBCs express A and or B and "soak up" the antibodies. ...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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What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

Depends: A screening test is a relatively simple & inexpensive test designed to narrow down the number of patients brought in for the more expensive specific tests. For every 10, 000 screened, 100 may show positive & secondary tests will show 2--3 with a real problem. The screen eliminated 99% that didn't need a specific test.The state notifies me of + screens & we get the tests.If a real pbm, rx is atarted. ...Read more

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What is DNA screen by ifa?

What is DNA screen by ifa?

Something lost in..: Translation. Dna testing for a specific dna can be done by pcr (polymerase chain reaction). An ifa test is an indirect fluorescent antibody test, one way of looking for an antibody directed against a protein. ...Read more

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Do pathologists automatically screen blood tests for cancer?

Do pathologists automatically screen blood tests for cancer?

Blood tests: Some blood tests are screens for serum markers of malignancy, and some blood tests are to assess the cells of the blood for irregularity (leukemia). Pathologists interpret these tests. However, if your question means, for example, if you have blood drawn for cholesterol levels, do pathologists also look at that same sample for possible cancer, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Tested positive for E6/E7 oncoproteins hpv test. Pap otherwise normal. What does this mean? Further testing necessary?

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Tested positive for E6/E7 oncoproteins hpv test. Pap otherwise normal. What does this mean? Further testing necessary?

Ask your doctor...: Glad to know you got normal PAP smear despite having (+) HPV, which are very common for many but bearing no serious consequence. For females with (+) HPV, esp. with type 16 & 16, they just need to exercise more diligence and vigilance to have PAP than those unaffected. Besides, gear up constant practice of healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as the foundation of long-term care... ...Read more

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ABO Type&Screen, does "negative" antibodies mean NO antibodies at all or no UNexpected antibodies for the reported blood type?

ABO Type&Screen, does "negative" antibodies mean NO antibodies at all or no UNexpected antibodies for the reported blood type?

No unexpected ones: It means no antibodies against the red cells of the cross match. E.g., if you have type A blood, you would have anti-B antibodies as a matter of course. The potential donor blood is type A, but you also have no antibodies against any of the other antigens (outside of ABO system) which mY be found on red blood cells. ...Read more

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Does virginia do mandatory drug screening on newborns?

Does virginia do mandatory drug screening on newborns?

Yes: With recommendations from the virginia genetics advisory committee, it has been mandated (virginia code 32.1-65) that every child born within the commonwealth must be tested for the following 28 disorders. http://dgs.virginia.gov/divisionofconsolidatedlaboratoryservices/services/analyticalservices/newbornscreeningservices/tabid/511/default.aspx. ...Read more

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What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

EARLY PREGNANCY: We check for blood type and rh incompatibility. Please ask your OB for further testing. ...Read more

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Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Does tramadol show up on a lab urine drug screen 12 panel?

Does tramadol show up on a lab urine drug screen 12 panel?

Tramadol in urine ??: NO. the usual 12 drug panel is This 12 Panel Urine Drug Test (10 Panel Plus MDMA and Extended Opiates) checks for the presence of 12 drug metabolites including: Amphetamines Methamphetamines Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Marijuana Cocaine Opiates Phencyclidine Methadone Propoxyphene MDMA (Ecstasy) Extended Opiates Tramadol can be detected if its being looked for but in a "full drug panel" ...Read more

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What does having an IgA abnormal blood result mean in relation to celiac screen?

Results: If you make IgA at normal levels, the standard screening tests for celiac are more accurate since they look for IgA related transaminases. Anyone with very low IgA levels may need to have alternative blood studies or go directly to an intestinal biopsy to get reliable info. Either blood work or biopsy are more accurate if the person is consuming some gluten in the weeks before their workup. ...Read more

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25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

On the fence. If : There were > 2 markers, especially if they included nuchal thickening ; hyperechoic bowel , your OB would have offered a genetic amniocentesis to rule out aneuploidy, an abnormal # of fetal chromosomes. Ask to see a fetal-maternal medicine specialist who can review fetal growth ; markers, do a super-high-tech fus ; maybe a fetal echocardiogram. Then make an informed decision about amnio. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more