New Born Screening

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Newborn screening is a safe practice of testing a newborn for specific harmful or potentially fatal disorders, which are not otherwise apparent at birth. There are some metabolic disorders that interferes with body’s consumption of nutrients to maintain health issues and produce energy.  Sometimes, parents can pass along the gene for a certain disorder without even knowing that. Sweekar is a multi specialty rehabilitation centre that has all types of specialists under one roof.

When & Where

If baby is born in a hospital, the medical staff will do the baby’s hearing and heart screening. They will also draw blood to perform other test by the time you leave. Your doctor will call and let you know if results show any concern. If you deliver baby at home, take the child to Sweekar to get the screening done.

Special Considerations

Newborn screening is critical yet important for the child to receive treatment, which sometimes may be life saving. However, there are disorders which can be detected but cannot be treated. If any medical centre does not perform newborn screening, parents can have tests done at Sweekaar or any other large medical centers. Some private labs also offer newborn screening.

Newborn Screening test

Newborn screening are done using following methods- blood test, in which a few drops of blood are taken from the child’s heel and sent to lab for analysis. Second one is hearing test where a health care provider will place a small earpiece or microphone in the infant’s ear. Or electrodes are put on child’s head while baby is quiet or asleep. Sweekar conducts newborn screening for children with Anoxia, Asphyxia, Low birth weight, Premature, pre term, twins, Severe Jaundice, Congenital Anomalis, hearing loss, early intervention for deal and follow up.

Why its done?

Newborn screening is done not to diagnose illness, instead it shows which baby needs more testing to confirm any illness. In case, follow-up test confirms, treatment can be started before symptoms appear. It is used to detect various disorders such as Amino Acid metabolism disorders, Biotinidase deficiency, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Congenital hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, Fatty acid metabolism disorders, Galactosemia, and more.

Sweekaar Offering Broachure

Download this brochure to understand our practices and key to identify any kind of disability. We are open to help you anytime. For any queries please visit our discussion forum. You may post your query there. We’ll try our best to answer.

Why Sweekaar

Finding out your child has a learning disability is certainly disturbing, but the best thing you can do as a parent is simply to love and support your child. Get all facts about your child’s learning difficulties and how it affects learning process. You need to work with your child’s school to develop an individualized Education plan to set goals for your child, and describe support that may be needed to meet those goals.

Our Branches

We have four campuses:

  1. Secunderabad H.Q
  2. Tandur ( Only centre in entire Telangana )
  3. Kadapa ( Only centre in entire Rayalaseema )
  4. Guntur ( Only centre in entire Coastal Andhra )

Cost of Treatment

The need of every special child is unique and hence the treatment. These treatments are not done by any individual doctor or direct medicine. Its a team work. A sample team may have, A Speech Therapist, a Special Educator, a Psychologist, an Audiologist, a Physiotherapist, a Social Worker, a General Physician, Prosthetic / Orthotic Engineers & a Nurse.

Upon early consultation we’ll come to know about estimation. However we are almost free for people from economically weaker section.

Major Awards which we won?

Dr. Pasupuleti Hanumantha Rao, M.D.(Ped), Ph.D.(Psychology),CPM & R (Bom), DN,FICP,FICA(USA), is an internationally-known specialist in Developmental Paediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine & Psychology. His generous contribution to assist the unprivileged along with the society, Dr. Rao and his works has achieved accolades from different organizations like FICCI, FIAMS, IMA, and B.J. Modi Foundation etc. Apart from being honoured by these highly prestigious organizations, Dr. Rao also received awards like Gem of India (1993), Bharat Jyoti (1994), Man of Asia (1996), Best Citizen of India (1999) and many more. All the honors and awards achieved by Dr. Rao are detailed on this page.