Screening Tests Department

Activity

The Department focuses on newborn screening tests. It carries out and coordinates the tests conducted in eight centres around Poland. The Department's lab conducts screening for almost 100,000 newborns (26% of the population). It offers a wide range of tests in clinical chemistry, covering over 60 parameters, e.g. determining the levels of more than 30 hormones, vitamin concentration, tumour markers and bone turnover markers, as well as a number of parameters for diagnosis of rare diseases, such as galactosaemia, phenylketonuria, fatty-acid oxidation disorders, organic acidemias, aminoacidurias and others.

The Department conducts scientific research on screening tests, diagnosis of rare metabolism disorders, biochemistry of bone turnover and certain biochemical parameters in pregnant women, including the analysis of the impact of tobacco smoking. Moreover, under the Iodine Deficiency Elimination Programme financed by the Polish Ministry of Health, we monitor iodine supplementation in pregnant women and iodine deficiency in newborns.

The Department does not offer tests on a commercial basis.

Structure

  • Screening Tests Laboratory
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Hormones Laboratory
  • Tandem Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
oltarzewski-mariusz Head of Department
dr n. biol. Mariusz Ołtarzewski
22 32 77 161
przesiew@przesiew.imid.med.pl
Main Building, 3rd Floor.