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Regional Center for Neonatal Screening

The Regional Neonatal Screening Center began operating in October 2022 on the basis of the Lviv Regional Clinical Perinatal Center at 9 Taras Bobanych "Hammera" St., Lviv.


The activity of the center is regulated by the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 2142 of 01.10.2021 "On provision of extended neonatal screening in Ukraine".

This landmark event for neonatal medicine was preceded by a victory in the 2021 competition.

The bar of selection criteria was high:

  • Relevant competencies, experience in high-tech research

  • Sufficient human, structural, technical and organizational resources

  • Continuity of provision of laboratory and diagnostic services

  • Use of best quality and biosecurity practices

  • Research and educational opportunities

Therefore, the capacities of the Lviv Perinatal Center and the personnel potential of the Institute of Hereditary Pathology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which had been conducting genetic research since 1987, were combined.

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To date, the area of laboratory premises of the Regional Neonatal Screening Center is 197 m2, where 30 employees work.

The purpose of neonatal screening is to find cases of the disease in the preclinical stage, i.e. before the moment of manifestation, and referral to orphan disease centers with clinical support in accordance with European requirements.


Study of the received blood samples of newborns

Duties of the Regional Center:

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Monitoring of logistics and quality of newborn blood sampling in healthcare facilities


Informing the Expert Center for Neonatal Screening and medical and genetic institutions, which are designated by the Ministry of Health as the responsible coordinators of newborn screening in the regions, about a questionable/positive screening result

Advanced Neonatal Screening, previously offered only by private maternity hospitals, is now free and available to all newborns!

The source of funding is the "Program of State Financial Guarantees for Medical Services of the Population" of the National Health Service of Ukraine.

Capillary blood is taken from the heel between 48 and 72 hours after the birth of the child, with the informed consent of one of the parents.

The center is equipped with innovative laboratory equipment from leading European manufacturers.

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Extended mass screening of newborns is performed for 7 regions of Ukraine:

  • Lviv

  • Zakarpattia

  • Ivano-Frankivsk

  • Volynska

  • Khmelnytska

  • Chernivtsi

  • Ternopil

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On average, about 6,000 newborn samples are examined per month.

Extended mass screening of newborns is carried out for 21 genetic pathologies in three sectors:



Adrenogenital syndrome

Biotinidase deficiency

Congenital hypothyroidism

Galactosemia type I

Phenylketonuria and other hyperphenylalaninemias

Cystic fibrosis


Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and X-linked agammaglobulinemia

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)


Glutaric aciduria type I

Glutaric aciduria type II

Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency

Deficiency of long-chain hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD)

Deficiency of very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD)

Trifunctional protein deficiency

Deficiency of HMG-lyase

Isovalerian aciduria

Leucinosis ("maple syrup disease")

Methylmalonic aciduria

Primary carnitine deficiency

Propionic aciduria

Type I tyrosinemia


Meet the obstetrician-gynecologists who conduct appointments in the specialized women's consultation


Here you can get acquainted with obstetrician-gynecologists who keep records of pregnancy


Endocrinologist, therapist, urologist, sexologist, geneticist, dermatovenerologist, psychologist

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