IEMScreen - Metabolic Test for Newborn Babies - M001


Introduction to Testing

  • A metabolic test developed to screen newborns for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM)
  • Screen 48 different inborn errors of metabolism (IEM)
  • IEM are caused by defects in genetic factors and will lead to the lack of certain metabolic enzymes, causing metabolic problems and as a result lacking certain essential substances or toxic accumulation in the baby's body
  • Early detection and treatment of congenital metabolic defects could alleviate problems on health and personal growth for babies
  • Requires a dried blood sample consisting 4 drops of blood collected from the baby's heel. The sample extraction process
  • Cost includes blood collection kit + drip test + electronic report  could be carried out by medical professionals of partner clinic
  • Tested by professional and technical personnel in Hong Kong laboratory

Specially for

Newborn babies

Products included:

Blood class collection card, special bag for blood collection card, return envelope, application form, blood collection needle, sterilized alcohol cotton pad, adhesive tape, instruction manual

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