The StepOne® Comprehensive Biochemical Profile is one of the most comprehensive biochemical newborn screening tests in the world, with the ability detect more than 50 disorders in newborns from just a few drops of blood. These disorders include Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders, Organic Acid Disorders, Amino Acid Disorders and other metabolic inherited disorders. Some of these are screened using MS/MS (Tandem Mass Spectrometry).
The analyses conducted for the above disorders produce results that can be used by qualified physicians in the diagnosis of disorders described herein. Evidence of these conditions can be detected in the vast majority of affected individuals; however, due to genetic variability, age of patient at time of specimen collection, quality of specimen, health status of the patient, and other variables, such conditions may not be detected in all affected patients.