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Ferric Chloride Test

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You need to provide
Urine
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is Ferric Chloride Test?

The Urine Ferric Chloride test is used for the presumptive diagnosis of Phenylketonuria. Besides this it also reveals drug overdoses as in case of aspirin.

Why is Ferric Chloride Test done?

  1. The test is performed when symptoms of metabolic disorders appear like rapid or random weight gain or loss, abnormal bowel movements, fatigue and weakness
  2. To evaluate overdose of drugs like aspirin
  3. As screening test for Phenylketonuria

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