DMCH wins Best Newborn Screening Facility in CAR

The Dolores Medicare Community Hospital has just been awarded with the recognition as the Best Performing Newborn Screening Facility in the Region for 2011.

Newborn Screening is a procedure to find out if a baby has a congenital disorder that may lead to mental retardation or even death.

The disorders tested for newborn screening are:
(1) Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)
(2) Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
(3) Galactosemia (GAL)
(4) Phenylketonuria (PKU)
(5) Glucose-6-Phosphate-Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD Def.)
(6) Maple Syrup Urine Disorder (MSUD)*

More about Newborn Screening HERE

Newborn Screening was implemented in the Philippines in the year 2004 with RA 9288.

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