Other tests for your premature babyOOther tests for your premature babyOther tests for your premature babyEnglishNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)BodyNATestsPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZKim Dionne, RN, MN, NNP12.000000000000041.0000000000000415.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about other tests that can be done shortly after birth to detect important genetically determined diseases such as metabolic diseases.</p><p>A premature baby will undergo additional screening tests to detect important genetically determined metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders and blood disorders. Hearing and eye tests will also be conducted.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Newborn screening tests are done to detect important genetically determined metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders and blood disorders.</li> <li>Newborns will also be given routine hearing and eye tests to test for hearing loss and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).</li></ul>
Autres tests pour votre bébé prématuréAAutres tests pour votre bébé prématuréOther tests for your premature babyFrenchNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)BodyNATestsPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZKim Dionne, RN, MN, NNP12.000000000000041.0000000000000415.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Renseignez-vous sur les autres tests qui peuvent être effectués tôt après la naissance dans le but de dépister les maladies importantes d’origine génétique comme les maladies métaboliques.</p><p>On effectue chez le bébé prématuré des tests de dépistage des maladies métaboliques importantes d’origine génétique, des troubles endocriniens et des troubles sanguins. Des épreuves auditives et des examens de la vue seront aussi réalisés.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Des tests de dépistage chez le nouveau-né sont réalisés afin de détecter des maladies métaboliques importantes d’origine génétique, des troubles endocriniens et des troubles sanguins.</li> <li>Les nouveau-nés subiront également des épreuves auditives et des examens de la vue afin de dépister les troubles auditifs potentiels et la rétinopathie de la prématurité (ROP).</li></ul>

 

 

Other tests for your premature baby1826.00000000000Other tests for your premature babyOther tests for your premature babyOEnglishNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)BodyNATestsPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZKim Dionne, RN, MN, NNP12.000000000000041.0000000000000415.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about other tests that can be done shortly after birth to detect important genetically determined diseases such as metabolic diseases.</p><p>A premature baby will undergo additional screening tests to detect important genetically determined metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders and blood disorders. Hearing and eye tests will also be conducted.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Newborn screening tests are done to detect important genetically determined metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders and blood disorders.</li> <li>Newborns will also be given routine hearing and eye tests to test for hearing loss and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).</li></ul><h2>Newborn screening tests</h2> <p>Screening tests are usually done two or three days after birth to detect important genetically determined metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders and blood disorders. Once detected, these diseases can be treated, and hopefully complications can be prevented. Which tests are conducted will differ between countries, states, and provinces. Usually, newborn babies are at minimum screened for disorders that can be immediately improved through treatment. Most commonly, newborn babies are screened for the following: </p> <ul> <li>phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited metabolic disorder that causes an excessive build-up of the protein phenylalanine in the body, which can lead to intellectual disability if not treated appropriately with a special diet</li> <li>congenital hypothyroidism, which is a lowered amount of thyroid hormone in the body which slows the metabolism. Like PKU, this condition can lead to intellectual disability if not treated appropriately. </li></ul> <p>Your baby may also be screened for the following:</p> <h3>Organic acid disorders:</h3> <ul> <li>Isovaleric acidemia </li> <li>Glutaric acidemia type I </li> <li>3-OH 3-CH3 glutaric aciduria </li> <li>Methylmalonic acidemia (mutase deficiency) </li> <li>3-Methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency </li> <li>Methylmalonic acidemia </li> <li>Multiple carboxylase deficiency </li> <li>Propionic acidemia </li> <li>Beta-ketothiolase deficiency </li></ul> <h3>Fatty acid oxidation disorders:</h3> <ul> <li>Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency </li> <li>Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency </li> <li>Long-chain L-3-OH acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency </li> <li>Trifunctional protein deficiency </li> <li>Carnitine uptake defect </li></ul> <h3>Amino acid disorders:</h3> <ul> <li>Phenylketonuria </li> <li>Maple syrup urine disease </li> <li>Homocystinuria </li> <li>Citrullinemia </li> <li>Argininosuccinic acidemia </li> <li>Tyrosinemia type I </li></ul> <h3>Hemoglobinopathies:</h3> <ul> <li>Sickle cell anemia </li> <li>Hb S/Beta-thalassemia </li> <li>Hb S/C disease </li></ul> <h3>Other disorders:</h3> <ul> <li>Congenital hypothyroidism </li> <li>Galactosemia </li> <li>Biotinidase deficiency </li> <li>Congenital adrenal hyperplasia </li> <li>Hearing deficiency </li> <li>Cystic fibrosis </li></ul> <p>Some jurisdictions screen for all of these conditions; some do not; and others test for all of these conditions plus a number of other disorders. Your health care provider can inform you which of these conditions are screened at birth in your province or state. </p> <p>Blood tests are screening for rare disorders. A positive result does not mean that your baby has the disorder, but may be at increase risk. Additional blood tests will be need to find out if your baby has the disorder.</p> <h2>Hearing tests</h2> <p>Some newborn babies are at risk of being born with hearing loss. These include premature and low birth weight babies, babies with a family history of hearing loss, babies who have certain facial birth defects, and those who were affected by certain infections during pregnancy. In most hospitals, a newborn hearing test will be done to screen for potential hearing problems before discharge. In some cases, this test may simply be to see if the baby is startled by a loud and sudden noise. </p> <h2>Eye tests</h2> <p>All newborn babies are given routine eye examinations. Some premature babies are at risk for a problem with the retina of the eye called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and will be routinely tested for this condition by an ophthalmologist. The most immature premature babies are at higher increased risk for ROP and their eyes may be examined more frequently. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/other_tests_for_your_premature_baby.jpgOther tests for your premature baby

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