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Newborn metabolic screening in Alberta 2002-2005

Description

This report provides an overview of the Newborn Metabolic Screening (NMS) Program in Alberta from 2002 to 2005. A brief history and an overview of the roles of stakeholders in the current operation of the program are provided. Data from the NMS application are used to report on key program indicators. During this period, the Alberta NMS program screened for three conditions: phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism and biotinidase deficiency. Results from this analysis indicate that the program is functioning effectively. Greater than 99 per cent of infants born in Alberta receive an initial screen. More than 98 per cent of infants have the initial screen collected in the target period. Approximately one out of every 2,200 infants (74 in total) have screened positive for one of the three conditions since January 1, 2002.

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biotinidase deficiency births congenital hypothyroidism infants perinatal care phenylketonuria pregnancy prenatal care

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

28 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2006-11-01

Date Added

2017-05-19T16:40:11.803971

Date Modified

2006-11-01

Date Issued

2006-11-01

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778535010

ISBN (print)

0778535002

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