Neonatal T4 Fluoro Enzymatic Immuno Assays Test Kit
for the quantitative determination of total Thyroxine (T4) from blood samples dried on filter paper as a primary test for screening of babies for congenital hypothyroidism (CH).
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is an endocrine disorder of newborns characterized by decreased levels of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) in peripheral blood. In early perinatal period manifestations of CH are often nonspecific subtle or even nonexistent 12. However the disease if undiagnosed and untreated leads to severe mental retardation as well as to growth and developmental disturbances. Due to the high incidence of CH worldwide (on average one in 4000 live births) and to the availability of inexpensive and effective replacement therapy by Lthyroxine this disorder is screened for in all industrialized and a majority of developing countries 3. Newborn screening for CH has proved to be highly cost effective.Features:
- Quantitative fluorometric determination
- Single kit for both manual and automated procedures
- Automated procedure to avoid any disc floating interference.