Congenital Disorders

Contact

Congenital Disorders
T. +45 3268 3652 @. biokemi@ssi.dk

Purpose

  • Screen all newborns in Denmark for serious congenital disorders by analyzing a dried blood spot sample taken 2-3 days after birth. The purpose is to facilitate early treatment and thus prevent serious permanent injury of the child
  • Develop and improve newborn screening for congenital disorders
  • Investigate courses and pathogenesis for congenital disorders to improve prevention and treatment

Tasks

  • Perform the necessary screening analyses fast and quality assured
  • Develop new sensitive high-capacity methods for biochemical and genetic analysis of dried blood spot samples
  • Identify new biomarkers and genetic variations of relevance for development of disease

Head of department

David M Hougaard, Head of, MD, D.Sc (med), consultant