What is Newborn Metabolic Screening?
Why Choose Metascreen®
Screening of more than 100 metabolic disorders is now possible with Metascreen®, the most comprehensive non-invasive newborn metabolic screening in Philippines.
Age Expanded Screening
Simple and Painless Urine Test
Most Comprehensive Coverage in Philippines
Timely Screening Report
Advanced Technology, Accurate Results
Battling with Canavan Disease
Canavan disease is a progressive and fatal cerebral degenerative disease that begins in infancy.
Early detection for effective disease management
Appearing normal and healthy at birth, Corrigan’s ammonia levels crept up shortly after birth, with several vomiting episodes followed by progressive lack for energy (lethargy) which set off the alarm that something was not right. A random guess and confirmation through a newborn screening test, Corrigan’s diagnosis of Citrullinemia type 1 allowed for immediate treatment at John Hopkins University. To this day, though Corrigan suffers from periodic stays in hospital due to hyper-ammonia or weaken immune system, he benefits daily from medicine, management and restriction of diet through arginine supplementation.