Major factors attributing to the growth of the newborn screening
market include increasing government initiatives towards baby health and public health benefits in the developed economies, availability of laboratory sciences and enhanced technologies, increasing investment or innovations in the domain, growing cases of neonatal disorders among infants, and increasing awareness for hereditary disorders in babies.
Analysis of 7 years of newborn screening
data for congenital hypothyroidism in Utah demonstrated the value and benefits of a two-screen program.
Qatar's Newborn Screening
Program is divided into three components; the Newborn Screening
Unit, which works with maternity units and primary health care teams to coordinate testing and follow up of results, the specialized laboratory that conducts the testing, and the teams that provide treatment to affected babies, both short- and long-term.
If you are a newcomer to the newborn screening
community and unsure where to start, Baby's First Test (www.BabysFirstTest.org) is a great entry point.
 National Newborn Screening
and Genetics Resource Center, "National newborn screening
status report," February 2014, http:// genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu/sites/genes-r-us/files/nbsdisorders.pdf.
At Baebies our sole focus is to advance newborn screening
and other pediatric testing worldwide.
However, a National Institutes of Health study found SMA can be detected from the same tests for severe combined immunodeficiency, which is already on Texas' mandatory newborn screening
The first large-scale Pompe disease newborn screening
pilot study was carried out at the National Taiwan University Hospital (covering about one-third of the newborns in Taiwan) using a multitier assay to measure 3 enzymatic activities: (a) GAA, measured at low pH in the presence of acarbose; (b) neutral a-glucosidase, measured at increased pH in the absence of acarbose; and (c) total a-glucosidase, measured at low pH in the absence of acarbose (4, 6).
- US-based newborn screening
and pediatric testing company Baebies has received de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Seeker platform, the company said.
The purpose of newborn screening
is to identify affected newborns quickly and provide them with treatment to prevent mental retardation, prolonged illness and death.
Online reader John Turner suggested doctors could detect children who carry the gene through newborn screening
tests, which are common in many U.S.
"This is the first report on the impact of newborn screening
for critical congenital heart disease," said Dr.