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1

PKU- Overflow

Enzyme deficiencies cause a phenylalanine increase in blood and phenyl components in urine; from an Overflow of plasma levels above the renal threshold

2

PKU-Renal

Plasma levels are normal, but renal threshold/reabsorption is lowered, multiple Amino Acids increased in urine

3

Amino Acid Screening Tests

Thin Layer chromotography, Urine color tests, Guthrie microbiological test

4

Quantitative Tests

Ion-exchange chromotography, HPLC, Gas Chromotography Mass Spectrophotometry

5

Homocysteine

Increased levels assoc. with risk of brain and cardiovascular problems or in Vit B6/12 and Folic Acid deficiencies