Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

JULIO 2003 N° 57 Volumen 6

New-born metabolic tests

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Blanco S, Guillén V, Carro MA, Herranz N, García B, Martín V. Pruebas metabólicas neonatales. Metas de Enfermería jul/ago 2003; 6(6): 06-10


Silvia Blanco Curví, Vanesa Guillén Cortijo, Mª de los Ángeles Carro Bravo, Noelia Herranz Márquez, Begoña García de la Mano, Vanesa Martín Falcó


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With the publication of the Royal Decree 2176/1978 of August de 25th, a program for the early neonatal detection of phenylketonuria and congenital hypothyroidism was started. For this plan to be effective it is essential to employ a correct technique for the extraction of the blood sample. Given the importance of the repercussions brought about by these diseases on the intellectual development and growth of the affected new-borns and owing to the efficiency of early detection tests and the existence of an adequate treatment, this article seeks to update and teach the right method to employ and the most frequent mistakes made to the entire nursing staff, so as to obtain an early diagnosis and not to delay treatment.


metabolic diseases; detection tests; Phenylketonuriacongenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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Pruebas metabólicas neonatales