Phenylketonuria also referred to as
PKU, is a rare inherited disorder that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. PKU is caused by a defect in the gene that helps create the enzyme needed
to break down phenylalanine.
Without the enzyme required for breaking down phenylalanine, a dangerous build up can develop when
a person with PKU eats food that contains protein or eats aspartame, an artificial sweetener. This can eventually lead to serious health problems.
PKU is a treatable condition. The treatment is a lifelong protein diet.
The Egoo PHE test makes it possible
to monitor PHE levels each day from home on a daily basis (the first in the world).