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Why Newborns Are Tested for a Host of Medical Conditions Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder. It is routinely tested for during the first few days of life. In many states, the test is required and is frequently done in conjunction with several other tests, such as galactosemia, thalassemia, etc. Newborn testing is part of the services hospital and birthing centers provide after your baby is born. Depending on what state you live in, there are a number of different newborn tests that your baby will receive.
These screening tests are intended to detect disorders that could result in complications such as early mortality or lifelong disability. There are different prenatal tests you can get in your first, second, and third trimester. Some check your health, and others get information about your baby. Throughout your pregnancy, you’ll get.
The most common newborn screening tests in the US include those for hypothyrodism (underactivity of the thyroid gland), PKU (phenylketonuria), galactosemia, and sickle cell disease. Testing for hypothyroidism and PKU is required in virtually all States. Screening for galactosemia and sickle cell disease is required in most states. The number of newborn screenings your baby will receive varies by state, but one blood draw that screens for at least 21 serious genetic, metabolic, hormonal and functional disorders is required by law.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends 35 core and 26 secondary blood screenings for a total of up to 60 newborn tests. Newborn screening is a US public health service that assesses all new babies for the likelihood of certain serious conditions. Mandated at the state level, newborn screening tests mainly look “for disorders that impact the production of certain proteins important for bodily functioning,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. The doctor usually gives the newborn a thorough physical examination within the first 24 hours of life. The examination begins with a series of measurements, including weight, length, and.
The newborn screening test, called the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP), is done when your baby turns 24 hours old and is usually performed in the nursery at the hospital. The nurse will swab your baby’s heel, then prick the heel and blot five small blood samples on a testing paper. All states require certain screening tests to be performed on newborns, even if they appear healthy.
These generally include a hearing test, screening for congenital heart defects, and a blood test to screen for disorders that include metabolic, genetic, and endocrine problems. Most of these disorders cause no visible signs at birth. This introduction is not intended to be comprehensive, but is instead designed to cover the main components of the newborn examination.
During your time in the nursery, we trust that you will become comfortable with the essential elements of the exam and be able to identify many of the common physical findings.
List of related literature:
|from Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant|
|from Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions|
|from Macleod’s Clinical OSCEs E-book|
|from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing|
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from Perinatal Nursing|
|from Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E-Book: An Interprofessional Approach|
|from Wilkins’ Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care E-Book|
|from Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book|
|from Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book|