August 18, 2012 # 3:56 pm # Everything About PKU Test # No Comment
Fluorescence spectroscopy is another PKU screening method which measures the phenylalanine (Phe) level in the blood. This type of electromagnetic spectroscopy analyzes fluoroscence from a blood sample, which is exposed to a beam of (usually) ultraviolet light.
August 16, 2012 # 3:22 pm # Key Figures Of PKU History # No Comment
Dr. Koch was the main investigator of the original (The Collaborative Study of Children Treated for Phenylketonuria (PKUCS)) study designed to answer an questions whether is it safe to stop the low protein diet in childhood or not.
August 13, 2012 # 12:28 pm # Everything About PKU Test # No Comment
Tandem mass spectrometry is using tandem mass spectrometers – instruments that have more than one analyser and can quickly sort biochemically molecules of similiar weight. PKU screening test with Tandem mass spectrometry method is more reliable than other tests and reduces the number of falsely positive PKU results.
August 4, 2012 # 12:39 pm # Everything About PKU Test # No Comment
For healthy individuals, the normal blood phenylalanine level is usually around 1mg/dL.
PKU patients, however, may have different Phe levels in their bodies, ranging from 6 – 30+ mg/dL.
July 31, 2012 # 12:56 pm # PKU Glossary # No Comment
Phenylpyruvic acid, discovered in 1934. by Dr. Ivar Asbjørn Følling, is found in phenylketonuria patients’ urine and is a clear indicator of PKU disorder.
PKU patients lack PAH enzyme and are unable to convert phenylalanine into tyrosine, which enables phenylalanine to acumulate within the body.
July 28, 2012 # 3:27 pm # Key Figures Of PKU History # No Comment
German doctor Horst Bickel (1918. – 2000.) was responsable for discovering the first dietary therapy for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients. Nutritional formula, discovered by Dr. Bickel and his colleagues in 1951., improved the life quality of thousands of PKU patients, helping them to lead a normal and healthy life.