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?
- The test is performed when symptoms of metabolic disorders appear like rapid or random weight gain or loss, abnormal bowel movements, fatigue and weakness
- To evaluate overdose of drugs like aspirin
- As screening test for Phenylketonuria
Preparation for Ferric Chloride Test
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for Ferric Chloride Test
The sample type collected for Ferric Chloride Test is: Urine