This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Guthrie blood test

Guthrie blood test

M815/0295

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Guthrie blood test. Hands taking a blood sample from the heel of a newborn baby girl for a Guthrie test. This screens for a rare genetic disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), which affects around 1 in 16,000 people. PKU causes the amino acid phenylalanine to accumulate in the blood, which can cause severe brain damage. The baby's blood is smeared onto absorbent filter paper and cultured with bacteria whose growth is promoted by the presence of phenylalanine. The level of bacterial growth on the paper indicates the level of phenylalanine in the baby's blood. PKU babies are fed a phenylalanine-free milk substitute and a low-protein diet after weaning.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}