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Alberta newborn metabolic screening program

Description

Each year, a small number of Alberta babies are born with metabolic disorders that can lead to severe physical disabilities, developmental delay, other health problems or even death. The purpose of the Newborn Metabolic Screening (NMS) program is to identify and treat infants for these disorders before the onset of symptoms. Newborn screening is time sensitive. Babies affected with some of the screened disorders will start to become ill and may suffer irreversible damage soon after birth. Early effective treatment can better manage these disorders and decrease morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this document is to set out the NMS program policies, and to describe the roles and responsibilities of the various parties in implementing the NMS program.

Tags
health disorders metabolic disorders newborns

Title and publication information

Type
Policy
Alternative Title

Alberta newborn metabolic screening program : policy document

Extent

20 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2010-05-31

Date Added

2017-09-18T22:09:04.227587

Date Modified

2011-01-10

Date Issued

2010-05-31

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778582892

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