UCSD Biochemical Genetics

A Program in the Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego
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Test: PKU Panel (Phenylalanine and Tyrosine)
Comments:Standard analysis using modern automated amino acid analyzer or tandem mass spectrometry. Used to monitor dietary management of phenylketonuria.
Specimen type:Bloodspots
Sample Requirements:Blood Spots, PKU card (Guthrie Card Filter Paper) fill at least 3 spots, allow to air dry for >4 hours. Mail in envelope at room temperature.
Turnaround time:Routine: 5-7 working days,