Overview

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic condition in which the body cannot break down the essential amino acid phenylalanine . Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Phenylalanine is found in all proteins and in some artificial sweetene[read article]

Tests for Phenylketonuria

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Phenylketonuria (PKU) Screening Test
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A baby born with phenylketonuria (PKU) lacks a specific enzyme called phenylalanine hydroxylase . This enzyme is what allows the body to break down phenylalanine, a...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Biopterin measurement
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Neopterin measurement
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Tyrosine measurement
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Urine Phenylalanine Test
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Prescribed Medications for Phenylketonuria

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SAPROPTERIN (SAP roe TER in) works to lower phenylalanine levels in the blood. It is used with a special diet to treat phenylketonuria. This medicine is not a cure.  More
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Self Care for Phenylketonuria

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Dietary Restriction
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