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    Costa Rica Infant Testing Best in Latin America With 29 Different Diseases Detectable

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Thanks to a test done with a drop of blood, Costa Rican health authorities can now detect up to 29 types of diseases in newborns where previously they were only able to test for 24.

    This was confirmed by the head of medical genetics, Dr. Manuel Saborio, adding that the new conditions available are: Homocistonuria, Tyrosinemia, Argininemis, Citrullinemia, and Cystic Fibrosis.

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    The Medical Manager of the Costa Rican Social Security, Dr. Maria Eugenia Villalta said, “This is a very important milestone for the country, because it places us as the only Latin American to detect 29 diseases by a screening test. This puts us on par with Japan, Austria and Portugal, and allows us to meet the recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics.”

    From 1990 to date, the screening program has served a little over a million and a half children.

    According to Dr. Saborio, tests are performed on three or four-day-old babies and the results are ready within 48 hours. In case of any abnormality, the family is contacted so that the child is cared for by a specialist immediately.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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