A variety of rapid qualitative tests (colorimetric, dipstick, precipitate, color and smell, etc.) are useful in both specialist and nonspecialist laboratories to assist in the differential diagnosis of inherited metabolic disorders. Most are limited by some level of interference, yet these tests still have important utility, especially in emergency situations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Clinical PharmacologyWashington State UniversitySpokaneUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory Genetic Metabolic DiseasesAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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