Guthrie test

noun

Guth·​rie test ˈgəth-rē- How to pronounce Guthrie test (audio)
: a test for phenylketonuria in which the plasma phenylalanine of an affected individual reverses the inhibition of a strain of bacteria of the genus Bacillus (B. subtilis) needing it for growth

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“Guthrie test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Guthrie%20test. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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