Children and infants specialized laboratory

the fundamental and essential tests for infants and children by high technology machines are done in this department. early diagnostic in infants can prevent many serious diseases. And late diagnosis can lead to mental retardation, stunted growth and even infant death.
for example, factors that are analyzed: Selected Amino acid disorders, amenable to screening Phenylketonuria and Hyperphenylalaninemia (deficiency of phenylalanine hydroxylase activity) PKU can cause intellectual disability. TSH for detection Hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormone) This is a condition in which the baby is born with too little thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is also quite common, thyroid hormone levels can lead to mental developmental problems and poor growth, Galactosemia (baby cannot break down the galactose part of milk) Without treatment (avoidance of milk), galactosemia can be life threatening. Symptoms may begin in the first two weeks of life, Vitamin D analysis (by HPLC method), Deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase(G6PDD), hyperbilirubinemia, NH is a condition in which babies have too much bilirubin in their blood. The body
makes bilirubin when it breaks down blood cells. When too much builds up, it can
damage brain cells. Newborn NH screening can happen during the first days of life at the bedside or in
the nursery. these biochemical tests are done in Nobel laboratory by auto analyzer machine (Mindray BS800).

Dr Zahra Pour Naghshband