New-borns can look healthy but may have a number of serious diseases that cannot be detected without specific screening. If left undetected and untreated, these diseases can lead to slow growth, mental retardation, seizures, epilepsy, blindness, brain damage or possible death as well. Early treatment can prevent these serious problems to a large extent.
Many childhood conditions are caused by gene mutations that alter the primary protein structure or the amount of protein synthesized.These hereditary biochemical disorders are collectively called Inborn Error of Metabolism (IEM).
At Neo Care, we go to great lengths to ensure that these imbalances are detected early. The screening process involves a painless heel prick to collect a few drops of blood on a special paper that is sent for analysis. Without doubt, the screening is absolutely safe and can reveal serious health conditions in the new-borns before symptoms or effects occur.