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How hard is it to test if you have pku?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Simple blood test
the test for PKU is a simple blood test.
Testing for PKU is part of the screen done for metabolic disorders.

In brief: Simple blood test
the test for PKU is a simple blood test.
Testing for PKU is part of the screen done for metabolic disorders.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Simple
Newborns blood is tested before hospital discharge and again at 1-2 weeks.
The test relies on increasing abnormal byproducts of protein metabolism if they do not have functioning phenylalanine hydroxylase.To pick up the abnormality, the kid needs to have eaten enough,so the second test makes sure a quickly discharged baby is not missed.It take very little blood.Older kids can also be tested.

In brief: Simple
Newborns blood is tested before hospital discharge and again at 1-2 weeks.
The test relies on increasing abnormal byproducts of protein metabolism if they do not have functioning phenylalanine hydroxylase.To pick up the abnormality, the kid needs to have eaten enough,so the second test makes sure a quickly discharged baby is not missed.It take very little blood.Older kids can also be tested.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Easy
Every newbnorn is tested for this in a state lab in the U.
S.. If this was not reported at birth the person does not have pku.

In brief: Easy
Every newbnorn is tested for this in a state lab in the U.
S.. If this was not reported at birth the person does not have pku.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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