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Test ID: PKUSC    
Phenylalanine and Tyrosine, Self-Collect, Blood Spot

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring effectiveness of dietary therapy in patients with hyperphenylalaninemia

 

This test is not sufficient for follow-up for abnormal newborn screening results or for establishing a diagnosis of a specific cause of hyperphenylalaninemia.

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct genetic test or proper submission of the test request

This test is intended for monitoring of dietary therapy.

 

This test does not provide sufficient follow-up for abnormal newborn screening results because other causes of hyperphenylalaninemia (eg, BH4 deficiency) cannot be excluded by this test alone.

Highlights

Blood spot specimens for this test are self-collected by the patient to send directly to Mayo Clinic Laboratories via supplied collection kit. For more information, see Specimen Required.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Phenylalanine and Tyrosine, SC, BS

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Hyperphenylalaninemia
Phe:Tyr
Phenylalanine Includes Tyrosine
PKU (Phenylketonuria)