Analyzing Patients’ Urine for Organic Acids May Speed Diagnosis

Analyzing Patients’ Urine for Organic Acids May Speed Diagnosis

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Analyzing Patients’ Urine for Organic Acids May Speed Diagnosis

Analyzing levels of certain organic acids in the urine can be a useful first step in diagnosing aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, a new report highlights. Using urine analyses for detecting the neurometabolic disorder would be less invasive than current tests, which require a spinal tap, the researchers noted. The report, “Urine organic acid as the first clue towards aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency in a high prevalence area,” was published in Clinica Chimica…

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