Screening for Phenylketonuria

  • Published 2010


Newborn screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) started with Robert Guthrie (1916–1995) who developed the bacterial inhibition test for the semiquantitative analysis of phenylalanine, which was the first test suitable for high throughput analysis. In addition, he introduced the ‘Guthrie filter card’ as a transport medium for dried blood which is still used… (More)

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