metabolic screen

metabolic screen

A battery of tests performed on a neonate which identifies the most common treatable metabolic diseases—e.g., cystic fibrosis, galactosaemia, homocystinuria, hypothyroidism, maple syrup urine disease, PKU.

metabolic screen

Metabolic profile Neonatology A battery of tests on a neonate that identifies the most common treatable metabolic diseases–eg, cystic fibrosis, galactosemia, homocystinuria, hypothyroidism, maple syrup urine disease, PKU. See Neonatal panel/profile, Neonatal screen.
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In conclusion, the importance of developing a routine postmortem metabolic screen in the investigation of premature or unexplained death in infants and children cannot be understated.
In fact, it is likely that some toxicology screens can be achieved from the same postmortem blood specimen used for inborn error metabolic screens.
eneral blood work, metabolic screens, bone density and inflammatory biomarkers also were obtained at the start of the program.