Newborn Screening Test

A newborn screening test is a common public health strategy that helps to diagnose several congenital disorders. It is usually done in 24 to 48 hours old of newborns. Newborn screening test includes phenylketonuria, sickle cell disease, congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, and homocystinuria.

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Does a newborn screening test is necessary?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant, and the expected due date is in twenty days. I heard about newborn screening test, is it essential? Because it costs a lot. And please guide us about the medication and vaccination, after the baby's birth.  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The newborn screening test is not mandatory at all. It is advisable when a family has some known genetic or metabolic disorder. Do not do cord blood banking. A newborn baby does not require any medicines, except mother's milk. But, some drops of multivitamin and calcium ...  Read Full »

How will hearing loss impact a child's life?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know, what is your role in working with children with hearing loss, or more specifically, what are the duties that involve the children with hearing loss? When you work with children who have hearing loss, what are the two or three consequences or effects of the hearin...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The primary role in working with children with hearing loss is an early diagnosis of the disease and etiology. Once the diagnosis is made, our duty is to treat the reversible cause of hearing loss (this is more common than irreversible or genetic causes). Our goal is, p...  Read Full »

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