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For more than 26 years, Central for Disease Control in the US (CDC's) Environmental Health Laboratory has been the only comprehensive source in the world for quality assurance and proficiency testing involving the testing of newborns for preventable diseases. If these diseases are not accurately diagnosed and treated, they cause mental retardation, severe illness, and premature death in newborns.

Within 48 hours of a child's birth, a sample of blood is obtained from a "heel stick," and the blood is analyzed for treatable diseases, including phenylketonuria, sickle cell disease, and hypothyroidism. More than 98% of all children born in the United States are tested for these disorders. The sample, called a "blood spot," is tested at a laboratory. CDC's Environmental Health Laboratory evaluates the performance of all participating laboratories (73 domestic and one or more laboratories in 53 other nations), ensuring that they analyze the blood spots correctly and providing technical assistance to resolve any diagnostic problems.

Each year, at least 4 million babies in the United States are tested for these diseases, and severe disorders are detected in about 3,000 newborns. In India this is far greater. 1.2 million babies die in India in their first month. Two newborns die every minute in the country (Times of India-24/04/2006).>>More







May 15, 2006 – 2M launches newborn screening services in Chennai. 2M’s sales force in Chennai made up of experienced health care professionals have started collecting samples from newborns in Chennai, Trichy and Madurai.
March 6, 2006 – 2M establishes Newborn screening collection centers in Chennai and Mumbai. 2M today opened up offices in Chennai and Mumbai to serve as collection centers for receiving samples from medical practitioners and hospitals. Collection centers are connected by Internet to 2M’s office in the USA.
Jan 10, 2006 - 2M Associates enters in to an exclusive agreement with University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), Denver, Colorado to offer Expanded Newborn Screening >> more







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