Parents always want their children are born and be healthy. Newborn screening test  (after birth)  helps a child develop in normal way after birth or avoid the severe consequences due to  birth defects, reduce the number of people with disabilities, decreasing intellectual disabilities in the community, contributing to improve quality of population.

What is newborn screening test?

Newborn screening test is an action for early detection of baby’s diseases, endocrine and metabolic disorders, which affect health and physical development also mental health of children.

newborn screening test

Why do we have to take newborn screening test?

According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), the rate of birth defects in newborns is 1.73%. Thus, every year the world has about 8 millions children who are born with a birth defect. Each year About 1.5 millions children are born in Vietnam , including the 1400- 1800 children with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21), 200-250 children suffer  Ewards syndrome (Trisomy 18), 1000-1500 children with neural tube defects, 300-400 children with congenital hypothyroidism, 15000-30000 child with G6PD deficiency, 200-600 children with adrenal hyperplasia congenital (CHA), 2,200 children with congenital hemolytic (thalassemia)  and severe genetic diseases, other birth defects… Newborn Screening aims to detect the diseases listed above.

Benefits from Newborn Screening test for neonatal

Nowadays  the demand social and intellectual level are increasing, thus improving quality of population is a problem that all countries in the world are concerned. Every baby was born to ensure their development both physically and mentally, this demand creates the happiness of the family and the foundation for the development of the country, this is the humane mission of Neonatal Screening services.

Newborn screening can detect some diseases such as: Down syndrome, congenital hypothyroidism, G6PD deficiency (G6PD), adrenal hyperplasia, haemophilia… These diseases are often difficult to detect on the clinical symptoms  as newborns, so the  screening  for newborns to detect early and given a prompt treatment methods become extremely important. Some diseases, such as congenital hypothyroidism disease if could be detected early then might  be  treated immediately within 2 weeks after birth, the child will recover completely and develop normally both physically and mentally.

Newborn screening tests at LVFH.

With the desire to provide customers with the top of Newborn Screening quality services, Lacviet Friendship Hospital has cooperate  with Vietnam Bionet and partners from development countries like: DNA Dianostics Center (DDC USA), DNA Solutions (Australia), Eastern BioTech and Life Sciences (Dubai, UEA), Newborn Screening Center Nations (Japan), a chaperone – Tarbouriech (France) …

Laboratory package     Diseases
2 diseases screening test package   + G6PD deficiency disease

+ Congenital hypothyroidism (CH)

3 diseases screening test package + G6PD enzyme deficiency

+ Congenital hypothyroidism (CH)

+ Adrenal Hyperplasia

5 diseases screening test package + G6PD enzyme deficiency

+ Congenital Hypothyroidism (ONLY)

+ Adrenal Hyperplasia

+ Phenylketonuria (a genetic disorder)

+ Glactosemia (GAL)

48 diseases screening test package + Group of fatty acids metabolic disorders

+ Group of organic acid metabolic disorders

+ Group of amino acids metabolic diseases

+ Group of sickle cell disease and other Hemogobin disorders

+ G6PD enzyme deficiency disease, congenital hypothyroidism, adrenal hyperplasia, congenital (CAH), Glactosemia (GAL), Cystic fibrosis, Biotinidase enzyme deficiency.

Please contact to telephone numbers: 0211.3656252 or 0211.3656212 or hotline: 0949232115 to get more detail information about neonatal screening services and other health services.