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Phenylketonuria test

Phenylketonuria test

Phenylketonuria test: The phenylketonuria test measures the presence of phenylpyruvic acid, the breakdown product of phenylalanine, in the urine by the dipstick method. This test is routinely used on infants to rule a diagnosis of phenylketonuria, which is caused by an inability to metabolize phenylalanine.

Diseases Associated with Phenylketonuria test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Phenylketonuria test:

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) (increased levels)
  • Low-birth-weight infants (increased levels)
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (increased levels)

Basic Information: Phenylketonuria test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Phenylketonuria test' may be involved.

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