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Neoxpert 5 (Newborn Screening 5 Analytes) Test

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Overview

Newborn screening is a vital set of tests performed shortly after birth to identify potential developmental, genetic, and metabolic disorders before symptoms manifest, allowing for early intervention and treatment, with the screenings covering approximately 40 to 50 disorders to ensure comprehensive detection.

Certain analytes are produced by the body of newborn babies and are essential for proper physical development, brain function, and immunity.

  • TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) regulates the body's metabolism and energy levels.
  • G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) helps red blood cells work properly.
  • 17-OH (17-hydroxy) progesterone is needed to produce other hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
  • Phenyl Alanine is essential for the growth and maintenance of tissues.
  • Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder affecting the lungs, pancreas and other organs.
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Neoxpert 5 (Newborn Screening 5 Analytes) Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Neoxpert 5 (Newborn Screening 5 Analytes) Test with a clear pricing structure.

The Neoxpert 5 (Newborn Screening 5 Analytes) Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 1,610 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Neoxpert 5 test measures the levels of TSH, G6PD, 17-OH progesterone, Phenylalanine and Cystic fibrosis in your newborn's blood.

  • To detect metabolic disorders or inborn errors of metabolism
  • To identify early signs of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and G6PD deficiency
  • To diagnose cystic fibrosis and phenylketonuria
  • To evaluate treatment effectiveness
  • To screen newborns for potential health conditions
  • Neoxpert 5 is usually recommended for newborns aged between 48 hours to 5 days old who exhibit symptoms of metabolic disorders or inborn errors of metabolism or have a family history of such conditions.
  • Other indications include low birth weight infants, pre-term babies, and those born to consanguineous parents.

Abnormal results may suggest the presence of a metabolic disorder or inborn error of metabolism. Positive screen cases may require further workup in terms of confirmation by plasma or LCMS or GCMS method.

A small heel prick or finger prick will be done to the baby to collect a blood sample, which will then be applied to a special filter paper DBS (dried blood spot) card.

The DBS card with patient information will be sent to the laboratory for testing.

While there are no specific preparations needed, it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider to determine if there are any particular requirements you should be aware of.

  • Blood glucose level tests
  • Bilirubin tests
  • Complete blood count (CBC) test

Newborn Screening 5 Analytes or NBS 5

Metabolic disorders or inborn errors of metabolism are a group of genetic conditions that affect how the body processes food into energy. These disorders can cause a variety of symptoms, including developmental delays, seizures, and intellectual disabilities.

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