Αποστολή μας είναι να προσφέρουμε στον Κυπριακό πληθυσμό υψηλής ποιότητας ανιχνευτικά προγράμματα ώστε τα παιδιά μας να έχουν όσο το δυνατό καλύτερο ξεκίνημα στη ζωή τους.
Screening is a method of identifying the individuals who are at an increased risk of suffering from a particular disease within an apparently healthy population. Such individuals are provided with relevant counseling, further testing and the appropriate therapy and follow up required so as to minimize the risk and complications that may arise from the disease.
Screening is always applied to an otherwise asymptomatic population and not targeted towards those who suffer from any clinical symptoms of the disease sought. Their objective is to minimize the risk of severe health repercussions from the disease. It is widely accepted however, that they cannot totally exclude/eliminate this risk. Before any screening program can be applied on to the general population, it is absolutely necessary that the natural history/pathology and development of the disease is fully understood.
A screening program is comprised of a series of actions such as general public awareness, first and second line testing, diagnostics, therapy and follow up observance that evidently minimize the repercussions of the disease, all organized under a program that undergoes internal and external quality control.