Jenan Medical Center has started newborn screening tests specifically for Dubai and United Arab Emirates
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, August 22 - 2006 at 10:37
- PRESS RELEASE
Jenan Medical Center, a leading specialized medical center located in Dubai has started newborn screenings specifically to meet the ever increasing cases of various genetic diseases and disorders that are prevalent in Dubai and United Arab Emirates in general.
Newborn testing is an essential part of the screening process for saving lives and creating awareness about various options available.
Some of the Newborn screening tests that are performed at Jenan Medical Center in Dubai includes:
• Phenyketonuria (PKU)
• Congenital Hypothyroidism
• Sickle cell disease
• Maple syrup urine disease
• Biotindase deficiency
• Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
• Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
• Hearing loss
Other tests screen for disorders including congenital toxoplasmosis and cystic fibrosis. Using a new testing technique called tandem mass spectrometry which can detect more than 30 disorders using simple blood sample, including those involving protein and fatty acid metabolism.
According to Dr. M. Siddiqi, M.D., Managing Director of Jenan Medical Center, "Newborn testing is an essential part of the screening process for saving lives and create awareness about various options available."
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