NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Neil Harris, MD, William Winter, MD, DABCC, FACB, & Lindsay A. Bazydlo, PhD
Case: The patient was an African American man in his mid-20's. In the fall of the previous year he developed aches and pains, suffered a 30 lb weight loss, displayed anorexia, dyspnea on exertion, peripheral edema and mouth sores. His symptoms did not improve and he was referred to the university h...(Read More)
By Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
​Newborn screening (NBS) in the US began in the State of Maine in the early 1960’s when Dr. Robert Guthrie developed a bacterial inhibition test to detect elevated levels of phenylalanine in dried blood spots, and showed that the test could be used to screen for the presence of phenylketonuria (PKU...(Read More)