Newborn Screening

Newborn screening is one of the world’s most successful public health program

Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) has advanced to newborn screening technology by eliminating several technical problems associated with previous screening techniques: high false-positive rates, the expense of individual tests and the inflexibility of other methods

Specimens are collected from newborn by heel prick on a cotton-fiber based adsorbent paper (Guthrie paper)

Why NBS?

  • Identify the newborn babies with inherited metabolic disorders
  • Early medical intervention can prevent or significantly reduce associated clinical symptoms such as mental retardation, acute metabolic crisis, seizures or even early infant death

What we offer for NBS?

  • Sample prep without derivatization
  • MRM screening with product ion, neutral loss
  • The test can be done within 3.5 mins
  • IVE-CE and ISO 13485 certified

Sample Preparation

Sample Analysis