Examen de fenilcetonuria

La sangre se extrae rutinariamente de un recién nacido para examinarla. La sangre se obtiene por “punción en el talón” y se recoge en un papel secante especial. Las pruebas de rutina usualmente abarcan: fenilcetonuria, función tiroidea, hemoglobina S (enfermedad drepanocítica) y se pueden evaluar otros trastornos. Los programas de tamizaje en recién nacidos varían de un estado a otro. Los exámenes se pueden adaptar a la población local, determinando las pruebas de rutina que se deban hacer.Examen de fenilcetonuria

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Last reviewed 6/9/2013 by Sameer Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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