The Outlook newborn screening test £295
The Outlook newborn screening test can screen your baby for a range of genetic conditions likely to develop within their first few months of life. It gives you a clear picture of your baby’s predisposition to develop:
This is an allergy to milk and dairy products, which can develop at any age. People with lactose intolerance are unable to break down two sugars called glucose and galactose, due to reduced production of the enzyme, lactase. This causes bacteria to develop in the digestive system and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhoea and nausea and vomiting after milk-based products are consumed.
Also known as gluten intolerance, coeliac disease is fairly common and can develop and be diagnosed at any age. It involves the small intestines becoming hypersensitive to gluten, causing inflammation and an inability to absorb important nutrients. This leads to digestive problems and a range of other symptoms. Trigger foods include wheat, barley and rye found in pasta, cakes, cereals, bread and some sauces.
A certain type of antibiotics commonly used in the treatment of infants – aminoglycosides – are known to cause damage to the inner ear. Some children carry a mitochondrial mutation that predisposes them to severe hearing loss after just one dose of these antibiotics.
An adverse reaction to foods such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables, bitter taste is caused by sensitivity to bitter-tasting compounds called glucosinolates. People who have this increased sensitivity are known as ‘tasters’. The presence of this genetic trait can determine whether someone is likely to have an increased bitter taste response to certain foods than ‘non-tasters’.
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Why have the Outlook screening test?
A newborn screening test is a simple way to gain peace of mind. Screening for genetic variants of these four conditions can mean that, if symptoms develop, their condition can be diagnosed and treated faster. It can also prepare you for any possible medical or dietary requirements your child may have in the future.
How is the test carried out?
The test consists of two swabs, one rubbed against the inside of your baby’s right cheek and one rubbed against the left. Swabbing each cheek takes two minutes and is painless, requiring no more force than you would use to clean your baby’s teeth.
The test can be carried out at any age from newborn upwards. Swabs can’t be taken within 30 minutes of a milk feed as milk residue will interfere with the test results.
Your baby’s swabs will be sent to a Nottingham-based lab for analysis, and the results will be posted directly to you within 21 working days of receipt.
If you would like to discuss this Outlook screening test, or wish to book to have Screening carried out please either give us a call 0113200870
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