How is my baby tested?

A healthcare professional will draw a small sample of blood by pricking your baby’s heel. The sample is placed on the absorbent filter paper located in every StepOne® packet and sent to PerkinElmer Genetics’ laboratory for analysis.

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How common are metabolic disorders?

One in 1,500 babies will be affected by a disorder that PerkinElmer Genetics can identify.Screening, diagnosis, and intervention within the first days of life are essential. Most of these disorders can be managed if treatment begins early. More...

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Can metabolic disorders be cured?

Metabolic disorders are part of an individual’s genetic makeup, so they cannot be “cured.” Early identification of a metabolic disorder can allow your physician to start specialized medical treatment that may improve the long-term health of your...

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