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Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Apr;90(4):446-8. Epub 2007 Jan 4.

Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia is usually not detectable by tandem mass spectrometry newborn screening.

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Genetic Metabolic Disorders Service, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. Bridgetw@chw.edu.au

Abstract

Diagnosis of Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia by MSMS newborn screening might benefit patients with post-neonatal presentation. We screened 733,527 babies over eight years, and nine babies were subsequently diagnosed with NKHG. Two had newborn glycine levels above our cut-off and presented within 72 h. The remaining patients could not have been diagnosed by newborn screening without an unacceptably high recall rate. We conclude that babies with NKHG are not usually identifiable by current newborn screening strategies.

PMID:
17207649
DOI:
10.1016/j.ymgme.2006.11.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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