Re: How do I get diagnosed? 25 y/o male with suspected UCD.
Sat Nov 26, 2011 13:12
Sorry to hear what you're going through, the main ways of getting diagnosed r through regular monitoring of ur blood ammonia levels and also citrulline levels. The other way is to actually have a dna test done on ur blood because if it is a UCD it is genetic and there will be a genetic mutation which they may be able to identify but there r only a few labs in the world who can do this I think my sons was doen in Germany. Where r u based?
My entire life I've had an aversion to food but it seems to have gotten much more severe recently. As a child, I was underweight but normal. As far back as I can remember I have suffered severe brain ... more
Hi Christopher, Unfortunately it's pretty rare to be able to get diagnosed at a "local" or small hospital. Even major university hospitals sometimes do not have the expertise. It would be unusual to... more
See the reactions I have are that I experience extreme sleepiness 30-45 minutes following a meal and it can last between 15 minutes for the most mild reactions to over 5 hours for high protein meals, ... more
Re: How do I get diagnosed? 25 y/o male with suspected UCD. nadia,Sat Nov 26 13:12