A new era of high technologies provides a number of possibilities of high-rated health control from the first minutes of baby's life. It is the first task of any doctor to value the level of baby's functions and general condition to preview the scheme of adaptation and development outside the womb. The basic characteristics that are checked by the number of newborn testing are respiration, skin color, reflexes, movements, blood rate, etc.
There is a group of simple tests such as weight and length measuring that is common all over the world. Also some tests are positively necessary for newborn baby: for instance, eye dropping that can ease seeing for a baby or injection of vitamin K (it is considered that such injection can help to prevent possible bleeding in the brain caused by head trauma). They vary only in time of performance, etc.
There are also newborn complex testing. One of the basic newborn testing variants is Apgar test. This unique test invented by Dr. Virginia Apgar made it possible to evaluate baby's vital functioning and condition within first minutes of the life. The test is significantly important for the latest researches and control testing. The Apgar test has two stages: the first one a minute later after being born and the second is four minutes later. The final result will be valued from the average overall of these two test steps. The test is represented by two-point system. The high scoring is a guarantee of excluding problems during the postpartum process. Low Apgar scores serves as an indication of the possible risks and necessary additional strong care.
Thanks to new stage of the pregnancy service and newborn tests review the family is able to choose the newborn testing list its own after the certain recommendations of the doctor. The list of recommended tests is opened with Galactosemina, Thalasemina, Phenylketonuria test and other different tests on control of genetic disorder. Phenylketonuria test is performed on baby's foot. The test should be performed in the condition of the baby not having a breast feeding at least during seven days. Many doctors all over the world ask not to waste time and go through baby's hepatitis vaccine that is possible to organize just after the birth or two months later while usual control. But it is important not to delay. The list of important items concerning baby's health control includes newborn testing of baby's hearing, blood sugar level testing; ultra sound testing (that provides huge possibilities by itself), newborn screening tests, etc. Many countries' medicine centers insist on screening tests. The reasons for screening high recommendation are possible family history of disorder, premature birth, the experience of previous infant's death, previously affected infants.
Any deviations registered in the early stage are easier to be solved. So, modern pregnancy service provides a big choice of all necessary newborn testing.