Let’s Learn the WHO, WHAT, WHY & HOW to Screen Newborns for G6PD Deficiency
When a baby is born, it is crucial to test the newborn for certain diseases and disorders. Babies who are G6PD deficient are more vulnerable to elevated bilirubin levels. Also known as hyperbilirubinemia, this condition can lead to brain damage. Since newborns with G6PD deficiency are often home when hyperbilirubinemia develops, screening for G6PD at birth, and providing those results before discharge from the hospital, can certainly help prevent brain damage in newborns. Learn more by watching this learning module.