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new born screening test labs in india their service different test panels and detailed price

| Kids health, new born screening and baby health | October 22, 2014

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To know top best diagnostic laboratories providing new born screening service[NBS]-new born screening test labs in india,their service,different test panels, and detailed price, we have aggregated and met several representative of respective companies and found best labs who do NBS with latest high end accurate technologies.

 

As of now only one company come forward and  allowed us to share online about their technology,screening test and its benefits. for remaining companies we are waiting  to get permission to post about them.

 

Here are the  top best companies who do new born screening with latest technology with world wide reputation for such tests.

 

1.BGI diagnostics

Provides new born screening blood test for new born or infants options

1. for infants or new born baby’s( withn 48 hrs of birth)

methods of blood collection simple heal prick for blood spots(upto 3 or 5} in specialty designed kit

new born screening

 

2.for all kids upto 18 years of age

method of blood collection normal

 

 

Test name and its basic info

Neonatal genetic metabolic disease detection

High-throughput liquid chromatography – tandem mass spectrometry (abbreviated LC-MS/MS) can detect 43 inherited metabolic diseases including amino disease,  metabolic disorder of organic acid and oxidation defect of fatty acid through an experiment on the basis of isotope internal standard quantitative (IS) analysis on the concentration of amino acids and acyl carnitine in dried blood samples of neonatus, thus greatly improve detection efficiency. With high accuracy, high efficiency and high-throughput, this detection technology is an ideal detection platform for clinical hospitals and large-scale newborn screening program.

Detailed tests information’s like

  • how to order
  • FAQ’s
  • Pricing
  • blood/sample colletion
  • report availability
  • total turn around time from order 2 report stage

cab be obtained from BGI representative working in india.

designation – Project manager ASIA pacific

company – BGI

Mobile number – +919740513782    ( for instant telephonic discussion with patient or doctors)

Updated as on 6/06/2015

 

Mother/parents FAQs

 

What is newborn screening?

 

Newborn Screening (NBS) is a simple procedure to find out if your baby has a congenital metabolic disorder that may lead to mental retardation or even death if left untreated.

 

In case those who not read our previous posts regarding New born baby screening and its importance click here to get started

 

 

Why is it important to have newborn screening?

 

Most babies with metabolic disorders look normal at birth. By doing NBS, metabolic disorders may be detected even before clinical signs and symptoms are present. And as a result of this, treatment can be given early to prevent consequences of untreated conditions.

 

When is newborn screening done?

Newborn screening is ideally done immediately after 24 hours from birth upto 18 years (if required).

 

How is newborn screening done?

 

A few dots of drops of blood are taken from the baby’s heel by pricking with tissue paper like kit, blotted on a special absorbent filter card and then sent to newborn screening lab.

 

Who will collect the sample for newborn screening [NBS]?

 

The blood sample for NBS may be collected by any of the following doctor, physician, nurse, medical technologist.

 

My doctor/clinic/hospital wont provide such services, still I want to go for this test what to do?

In this case following options are available

we recommend parents to make an appointment with their respective doctors,share your willingness to go for NBS

  • in case such service is available ,then compare with many labs, their technology and accuracy

 

  • in case such service is not available,then ask you doctor to collect blood from specially designed kit, call the respective company representative to deliver the kit at your doctors place,after your doctor collects the sample company representatives come and collect the kit then send it to their lab.After the report arrival they deliver the report to doctor/parents as per request.

 

  • in case your doctor is not ready for above step 2, if you are ready to go for private test on your own,respective company representative can  arrange top best infant/kids doctor in your local area for such service they take care of everything.

How much is the fee for newborn screening?

Do check with your selected healthcare provider or call our experts to guide you on this.

 

Where is newborn screening available?

 

Newborn screening is available in Hospitals,private Health Centers and some private clinics. If babies are delivered at home, babies may be brought to the nearest institution offering newborn screening.

 

When are newborn screening results available?

 

Normal NBS Results are available by 7 – 14 working days from the time samples are received at the respective lab centers.

A negative result means, NBS screening is NORMAL

 

A positive screen result means that the newborn must be brought back to his/her health practitioner for further confirmatory testing.

 

 

What should be done when a baby is tested a positive NBS result?

Babies with positive results must be referred at once to a specialist for confirmatory testing and further management and cure.

 

What are the disorders tested for newborn screening?

The disorders tested for newborn screening are:

 

(1) Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)

 

(2) Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

 

(3) Galactosemia (GAL)

 

(4) Phenylketonuria (PKU)

 

(5) Glucose-6-Phosphate-Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD Def.)

 

(6) Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)

(7)CF cystic fibrosis

 

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