Birth Defects in Babies that Appear Perfectly Healthy
Your newborn baby is one of the most precious things in your life. You work hard to give them the best start in life, making sure they’re, clothed, fed, warm, and loved. We do everything we can to keep our babies healthy, but sometimes, things go wrong that we have no control over.
Sadly, throughout the world each year, more than 8 million babies are born with a birth defect.
A birth defect can manifest in different ways, and present as a structural or functional abnormality, causing a physical or intellectual disability.
Diagnoses At Birth
Many diagnosed babies appear to be in perfect health at birth, and have no family history of genetic defects. All babies born in Australia are screened for some genetic disorders, but there are many other potentially manageable disorders that remain untested.
Total DNA Services offers a newborn screening test that tests your baby’s risk of 50 inherited disorders, providing you with results that are more than 99.99% accurate. Additionally, you will receive information on the metabolism of more than 20 commonly prescribed drugs, giving you the power of knowledge, as well as peace of mind.
The Genetic Test for Newborns is suitable for children up until 5 years old, and is a valuable tool in the journey to keeping informed about your baby’s health.