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  • Quick and simple sample preparation steps, no need to use SPE for clean up
  • 11.0 minutes analysis time.
  • Quick and simple sample preparation steps-just protein precipitation for plasma
  • Quick and simple sample preparation steps-just

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Phenylketonuria, also called PKU, is a rare inherited disorder that causes an amino acid called
phenylalanine to build up in the body. PKU is caused by a defect in the gene that helps create the
enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine.
Without the enzyme necessary to process phenylalanine, a dangerous buildup can develop when a
person with PKU eats foods that contain protein or eats aspartame, an artificial sweetener. This can
eventually lead to serious health problems.
For the rest of their lives, people with PKU — babies, children and adults — need to follow a diet
that limits phenylalanine, which is found mostly in foods that contain protein.
Babies are screened for PKU soon after birth. Recognizing PKU right away can help prevent major
health problems.
It can be quantitatively determined by the Jasem PKU HPLC Analysis Kit.