The aim of newborn screening is to detect diagnostic markers of treatable disorders in blood spots collected from pre-symptomatic newborns. Early identification of disorders significantly improves the long-term prognosis of affected patients, minimizes complications, avoids unnecessary diagnostic testing and identifies families for whom prenatal genetic counseling may be helpful.
Test Type: heel prick
Pre-test Information: Clinical details and drug history must accompany sample.
Report Delivery: Sample by Tue / Thu / Sat 5 pm; Report 2 days