Laboratory of Pediatric Research
The Laboratory of Pediatric Research's primary activity is in newborn screening: systematic identification of newborns suffering from serious metabolic and endocrinological diseases, not yet clinically detectable at birth. Secondly, the laboratory carries out analyses central to the diagnosis and follow-up of metabolic diseases. The laboratory is continuously looking to develop novel techniques in this context.Newborn screening allows the detection of numerous rare, congenital diseases, undetectable at birth, that may have serious consequences for the infants concerned if not detected and treated in a timely fashion.Thanks to neonatal screening, the newborns inflicted with these disorders may be treated so that no symptoms appear and no irreversible damage occurs.
Neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis and adreno-genital syndrome.