Hyperviscosity - newborn
Alternate Names : Neonatal polycythemia
Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms may include:
Diagnosis & Tests
There may be signs of breathing problems, kidney failure, and newborn jaundice.
If the baby has symptoms of hyperviscosity, a blood test to count the number of red blood cells will be done. This test is called a hematocrit.
Other tests may include:
- Blood gases to check oxygen level in the blood
- Blood sugar (glucose) to check for low blood sugar
- Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), a substance that forms when protein breaks down
- Creatinine, a substance produced by muscles that can build up in the blood if the kidneys aren't working properly