Why Get Tested?

Newborn screening detects metabolic disorders that can cause developmental issues and lifelong complications such as mental retardation, physical disability and in some instances, death, if it is left untreated.

Scientific literature suggests that approximately 2-5% of newborns are affected by genetic disorders and congenital abnormalities which includes metabolic disorders. Although metabolic disorders are individually rare, but when taken cumulatively, the incidence rate is quite high.1

For example, in Philippines, collectively about 1 in every 1,160 individuals is expected to be affected with a metabolic disorder. Screening your newborn will facilitate early treatment and prevent long term detrimental effects to your baby’s health.2
  1. A.E.H. Emery, D.L. Rimoin (Eds.), Principles and practice of medical genetics, 2nd ed., vols. 1–2, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh (1990).
  2. Padilla and Cutiongco de la Paz. J Community Genet (2013) 4: 399-411.

1 in 1,160

1 in 1,160
is expected to be affected with IEM 2

More than 100 potentially life-threatening metabolic disorders can be detected from a single urine test.

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Cordlife Medical Phils., Inc.
Unit 104, Building H,
U.P. Ayala Land TechnoHub
Commonwealth Avenue
Brgy. UP Campus,
Diliman Quezon City
Philippines 1101

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