Topic: Do you PKU?
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May 5th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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PKU is a genetic disorder that is characterized by an inability of the body to utilize the essential amino acid, phenylalanine. PKU testing is done in a heelstick but a lot of homebirthers don't get it done.
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