The Institute of Human Genetics (IHG) began in 1990 as the Medical Genetics Unit of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine which in 1999 became as one of the service and research oriented institutes of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila (NIH-UP). Since then all services of the Medical Genetics Unit were transferred to the Institute and is now the largest provider of genetic services in the country.


Acta Medica Philippina. Genetics Issue 3 Volume 43 Number 2. 2008

Volume 43 Number 2. 2008
From the Editor
Avila JMC

Guest Editorial
The Philippine Newborn Screening System: A Successful Model for Developing Programs
Therrell. BL

Newborn Screening: Research to Policy
David-Padilla C, Basilio JA and Oliveros YE.

Galactosemia in Three Filipino Patients - The Importance of Newborn Screening
de Dios JKL, Capistrano-Estrada S and Chiong MAD

Two Filipino Patients with 6-Pyruvoyltetrahydropterin Synthase Deficiency
de Dios JKL and Chiong MAD

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Filipino Neonates with Jaundice
Silao CLT, David-Padilla C, Uy EV, and Delos Reyes E

Detection of Maple Syrup Urine Disease on Newborn Screening Second Tier Testing for Phenylketonuria
Capistrano-Estrada S and Jomento CM

Improved Screening Efficiency for Phenylketonuria using a Modified Bacterial Inhibition Assay Protocol – Autoclaving the Bloodspot
Carillo MCO, Tirona J, Capistrano-Estrada S, and David-Padilla C

Mutations of the Steroid 21-Hydroxylase gene among Filipino Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Cutiongco-dela Paz EM, Abaya EC, Silao CLT, Capistrano-Estrada S, and David-Padilla C

Mutations of the Phenylalanine Hydroxylase (PAH) gene in Filipino Patients with Phenylketonuria
Silao CLT, Canson DM, Hernandez KN, Chiong MAD, Capistrano-Estrada S, and David-Padilla C

Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Neonatal Screening Program for Congenital Hypothyroidism in Metro Manila
Dans LF, and David-Padilla C for the Newborn Screening Study Group

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Newborn Screening Program of the Philippines
David-Padilla C, Dans LF, Tamondong MR, Bernal RMS, Laceste JJO and Capistrano-Estrada S

Models for Increasing the Newborn Screening Performance of Health Facilities
Reyes MEL and David-Padilla C

A Performance Evaluation and Assessment Scheme (PEAS) for Improving the Philippine Newborn Screening Program
David-Padilla C, Basilio JA, Therrell BL

Republic Act 9288 or the Newborn Screening Act of 2004

PhilHealth Circular No 67, s-2009: Clarification on the Newborn Care Package and Normal Spontaneous Delivery and Maternity Care Package

Frequently Asked Questions on PhilHealth on Newborn Care Package