Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) August 19, 2006 –-
Jenan Medical Center, a leading specialized medical center located in Dubai as started Newborn screenings specifically to meet the ever increasing cases of various genetic diseases and disorders that are prevalent in Dubai and United Arab Emirates in general.
Due to consanguineous marriages, especially where there is a history of genetic diseases, prenatal diagnoses and screening of newborn babies were recommended for early detection of disability so that rehabilitation could be initiated as early as possible.
Some of the Newborn screening tests that are performed at Jenan Medical Center in Dubai includes:
- Phenyketonuria (PKU)
- Congenital Hypothyroidism
- Sickle cell disease
- Maple syrup urine disease
- Biotindase deficiency
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
- Hearing loss
Other tests screen for disorders including congenital toxoplasmosis and cystic fibrosis. Using a new testing technique called tandem mass spectrometry which can detect more than 30 disorders using simple blood sample, including those involving protein and fatty acid metabolism.
According to Dr. M. Siddiqi, M.D., Managing Director of Jenan Medical Center, “Newborn testing is an essential part of the screening process for saving lives and create awareness about various options available.”
Jenan Medical Center was founded in 1999 to provide specialized Medical services and treatments. Over the years, Jenan Medical Center became a renowned Healthcare facility offering comprehensive range of Medical services and treatments.
Jenan Medical Center provides the best Medical services in diverse specialties and sub specialties utilizing the services of experienced doctors, nurses and staff. With affiliation with major hospitals in Dubai and renowned and well known hospitals in Europe and U.S.A. the quality of patient care is our highest priority.
Jenan Medical Center as been affiliated with Continuing Medical Education programs sponsored by Emirates Medical Association to promote, develop and acquire the most up to date medical knowledge. We have also made arrangements with highly skilled and experienced physicians and surgeons from all over the world to come to Dubai in order to provide best healthcare to our patients.