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What does it mean if the fatty acids in a newborn are slightly high?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Usually needs to be re-tested, and/or have further testing to make sure there are no metabolism disorders.

In brief: Depends

Usually needs to be re-tested, and/or have further testing to make sure there are no metabolism disorders.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Your doc should know

Most newborns are screened for dozens of genetic conditions immediately after birth.
Some of theses conditions involve problems with fatty acid oxidation, the most common of which is mcad (medium chain acyl coa dehydrogenase deficiency). If the newborn screen shows signs of any one of these conditions, more specific tests must be done to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Your doc should know

Most newborns are screened for dozens of genetic conditions immediately after birth.
Some of theses conditions involve problems with fatty acid oxidation, the most common of which is mcad (medium chain acyl coa dehydrogenase deficiency). If the newborn screen shows signs of any one of these conditions, more specific tests must be done to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Scott McLean
Dr. Scott McLean
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