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Newborn Screening Test LAUNCHED, March 2016

Medlab Ghana Ltd. has introduced  Newborn Screening tests also known as Heel Prick Tests to detect metabolic disorders in newborn babies. This test was launched on the 17th of March 2016 at Ridge Hospital. Metabolic disorders can cause physical problems as well as mental retardation and sometimes even death.

This screening test is most useful if abnormalities are detected and treated early. Treatment is mainly by a carefully constructed diet. Medlab Ghana Limited is screening for more than 52 metabolic disorders. These include Phenylketonuria, Cystic fibrosis, Galactosemia and many others. G6PD and Sickle Cell Anaemia screening have been added for our region. Early detection saves life. Check this video link below.

https://youtu.be/aIc8DMrRiDE