This technology developed by the Immunology Center allows the timely detection of metabolic disorders like congenital hypothyroidism, congenital hyperplasia, lack of phenylalanine enzymes, biotinidase deficiency, avoiding the cause of serious aftermaths and even death of the infant.
Ernesto Gonzalez, researcher of the Neo-natal Research Laboratory told Juventud Rebelde daily that the programs equipments and bio-sensors created in the institution have allowed guaranteeing a national coverage and is already being applied in other countries like Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
Specialist said that this early detection not only prevents the death of children, but avoids the consequences of these diseases and increases the quality of life of sufferers, as they can receive an effective treatment also guaranteed in Cuba.
CIE, an institution that will commemorate its 25th anniversary this year, has created over 790 laboratories in the country with SUMA technology whose diagnosticians can detect other conditions in the prenatal period, such as hepatitis B and HIV, as well as birth defects like anencephaly. (ACN).
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