Know more thanks to the preventive screening test

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390 €
  • Detect predispositions for intolerances
  • Up to five disease patterns tested
  • Minimize risks

Preventive screening for children

Who knows about intolerances is able to prevent

Even small children may suffer from intolerances, e.g. to gluten or lactose. If not diagnosed, this may cause troubles. The preventive screening checks whether your child belongs to the high-risk group. If this is the case, the pediatrician in attendance may advise special dietary tips and recommend preventive measures.

In collaboration with gynecologists, human geneticists, and pediatricians, Vita 34 developed an analysis package especially for newborns and toddlers, supplementing and consistently continuing the medical standard tests.

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  • Gluten intolerance

    • Also called gluten sensitivity or gluten-sensitive enteropathy

    Gluten is a protein composite found in the seed of cereal. The symptoms of this protein sensitivity, called celiac disease, often are digestion troubles. 95 percent of the affected persons show a specific genetic constellation, which is quickly discovered by means of the screening.

  • Lactose intolerance

    • Intolerance against milk sugar

    Milk sugar (lactose) found in milk products, is split in the small intestine by the enzyme lactase to be absorbed. In the first months of life, this enzyme is fully developed for the baby being able to digest mother’s milk. In some people, the development of lactase may reduce. Consequences are e.g. indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or vomiting.

  • Antibiotic intolerance

    • Also called drug-induced deafness
    • Belongs to the category of “drug intolerance/allergies”

    If people are accordingly genetically predisposed, even the one-time taking of certain antibiotics (aminoglycosides) may cause permanent hearing damage or even deafness. If you know the risk because of the screening test, the pediatrician may take an alternative antibiotic – and the danger is averted.

  • AAT deficiency

    • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency

    If the body’s own inhibitor AAT is not available in sufficient quantities, damage to lungs and liver may be the result, if not treated. One of 2,000 children is affected by this AAT deficiency. If recognized early in our preventive screening (up to the age of 18 months), it can be balanced by means of an AAT drug. Health damage can thus be prevented in combination with other preventive measures.

  • Hereditary fructose intolerance

    • Hereditary fructose intolerance

    Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is a condition that affects about one out of twenty thousand children by impairing the body’s ability to digest the ingested fruit sugar due to a mutation of the aldolase B gene. This causes toxic substances to build up, which inhibit the carbohydrate metabolism. Failure to thrive as well as liver and kidney damage may be the consequence. If your child suffers from HFI, your doctor in attendance may recommend the appropriate diet and preventive measures.

Preventive screening – How it works

  • Place your order with us.
    Place your order by telephone, by telefax, or by mail.
  • The collection kit will be sent to your home.
    After we received your order, we will send you our collection kit, which contains everything necessary for the collection.
  • Procedure and analysis
    When you order the screening test together with the storage of cord blood, there is nothing else for you to be done - we conduct the analysis automatically. When you order the screening test later, we will send you materials to take a saliva sample. Wipe the swab up and down a couple of times at the inner cheek of your child. Put the swab back into the tube. Send the sample back to Vita 34 free of postage.
  • Know more thanks to the preventive screening test
    A few weeks later, we will send you the test results, including the detailed explanation of the findings.

If you have any more questions or want to place the order to conduct the preventive screening right away, please do not hesitate to call us at 00800 034 00 000 (within Germany) from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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* The quantity of umbilical cord blood collected depends on individual influencing factors. Blood volume and cell count may vary considerably. A minimum quantity is required to set up a private deposit and to donate publicly, which can be collected only in a portion of all collections according to our experience. This is finally determined only after the collected blood was tested at the laboratory.
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