Alkaptonuria Urine Test and Its Price

alkaptonuria urine test

Alkaptonuria Urine

What is the Alkaptonuria Urine Test? Alkaptonuria is a rare genetic condition that affects only a small number of individuals. The problem arises when your body is unable to produce enough homogentisate dioxygenase, an enzyme (HGD). In order to degrade homogentisic acid, a toxic molecule, this enzyme must be present in the body.

When HGD levels are low, the body produces more homogenetic acid, which accumulates in the body. In addition to discoloration, homogentisic acid causes brittleness in the bones and cartilage.

Why done? 

Some symptoms of alkaptonuria are

  • Dark stains on a baby's diaper are early signs of alkaptonuria.
  • Thickened and blackened ear cartilage
  • Blue speckled skin discolouration, especially around sweat glands
  • Sweat streaks or dark sweat
  • Kidney and prostate stones 
  • Pain (especially in hip and knee joints)
  • Heart problems

Procedure

A urine test is performed to determine whether or not someone has alkaptonuria.

How does one prepare for the test? 

>>No special preparation is required.

Required documents for alkaptonuria urine test

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A copy of a valid government-issued identification card with the address is required.

After Care

>>No particular type of care is required.

Cost of alkaptonuria urine test in Delhi

The alkaptonuria urine test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

₹ 140 280 Pay Now Limited Offer

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Test Type Alkaptonuria Urine
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Alkaptonuria Urine (Pediatrics)

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