Healthy Kids, Happy Parents

New Born Screening

Newborn screening is recognised all over the world as a form of preventative health care. Newborn screening tests babies in the first few days of life for selected genetic and metabolic diseases that are often not apparent at birth.
These congenital (from birth) diseases can progress rapidly to severe illness if not detected early and treatment started. Severe complications such as brain damage and possibly even death, can be prevented by this simple test.
Next Biosciences offers FirstScreen – a newborn screening test done in collaboration with North-West University, and includes tests relevant to the South African population.




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