The UK NSC recommendation on Organic acid oxidation disorders screening in newborns
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Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
Screening is not recommended because:
More about Organic acid oxidation disorders
Organic acid disorders are a group of rare and inherited metabolic disorders where the body is not able to metabolise certain types of amino acids, lipids and cholesterol. Organic acids are metabolised in order to provide energy or to make other needed compounds. For people with organic acid oxidation disorders a mutation in a gene reduces the function of an enzyme needed to break down organic acids. This leads to a build up of harmful compounds within the body.
• British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
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