Examen de fenilcetonuria

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Examen de fenilcetonuria

Se somete a los recién nacidos a extracciones rutinarias de sangre, que se obtiene al puncionar el talón y se recolecta en un papel secante especial. Posteriormente se realizan exámenes de sangre de rutina, como el de fenilcetonuria y la determinación del tipo sanguíneo. En muchos hospitales se realizan otros exámenes, tales como el de función tiroidea, el de hemoglobina S (enfermedad drepanocítica) y para el diagnóstico de otros trastornos de la sangre (hemoglobinopatías). Puede realizarse los exámenes de acuerdo a la población, tomando en cuenta la raza y la etnicidad de los recién nacidos para determinar cuáles exámenes de rutina son necesarios.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/17/2011
  • Kimberly G Lee, MD, MSc, IBCLC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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