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Newborn Screening

Early discovery and intervention to keep children healthy

Sensorineural Hearing Loss Screening

In collaboration with Dr. Ko Tsang-Ming’s lab, Phalanx Biotech developed a test covering more than 90% of the four common hearing impairment-related genes and 361 alleles. It is used with conventional physical examination to provide parents with a more complete result.

Congenital Cytomegalovirus(CMV) Infection Screening

Cytomegalovirus infection causes congenital erroneous development of central nervous system. Conducting the test in two weeks following birth better excludes an acquired cytomegalovirus infection.

Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome(CCHS) Screening

Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome(CCHS) is an Autosomal dominant hereditary disorder associated with respiratory center. Its incidence is approximately 1/10,000~1/200,000. Early diagnosis in newborns via gene testing provides adequate respiratory support and treatment to reduce sudden death at night and improve survival.