a blood test performed on babies to test for phenylketonuria
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Guthrie test: A simple screening blood test for phenylketonuria (PKU). The Guthrie test was the original impetus to newborn metabolic screening. In 1958-59 Dr. Robert Guthrie (1916-95) was asked if he might to develop a simple method to monitor the blood phenylalanine (phe) level. He developed a tes...
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<investigation> Bacterial inhibition assay for direct measurement of serum phenylalanine; in widespread use for detection of phenylketonuria in the newborn. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(guth´re) a screening tool used with infants to determine the level of phenylalanine in the blood. Blood from the head is placed on filter paper, which is then placed on agar plates with a strain of Bacillus subtilis that requires phenylalanine for growth. If there is excessive phenylalanine in the...
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The Guthrie test, also known as the Guthrie bacterial inhibition assay, is a medical test performed on newborn infants to detect phenylketonuria, a disorder [inborn error] of amino acid metabolism. The test has been widely used throughout North America and Europe as one of the core newborn screenin...
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A bacteria-based diagnostic test that is used to detect phenylketonuria (PKU) and other serious diseases that could be present in newborns. The test is generally performed on the baby's 2nd day of life or after the baby is atleast 48 hours old. Blood is collected by doing a heelprick. Synonym(s): Ne...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: gŭth′rē Definitions: 1. bacterial inhibition assay for direct measurement of serum phenylalanine; in widespread use for detection of phenylketonuria in the newborn.
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