Clinical Chemistry 2023 (2 Hours)

Author: Anderson Continuing Education
Publisher: Anderson Continuing Education
Date Published: 2023
Pages: 13
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2025


The participant will:


  • Distinguish between overflow and renal disorders.

Overflow Versus Renal Disorders

  • Indicate the methodology currently used to perform most newborn screening tests.
  • Identify the status of specific gene testing methods used for detecting inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs).

Newborn Screening Tests

  • List characteristics of phenylketonuria.
  • Match the type of tyrosinemia with its associated enzyme deficiency.
  • Name the defect associated with the failure to inherit the enzyme that produces homogentisic acid oxidase.
  • List the amino acids associated with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD).
  • Distinguish between disorders detected in urinalysis.
  • Name the amino acid associated with the excretion of indican metabolites and 5-hydroxindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA).
  • Name diseases associated with the excretion of indican metabolites and 5-HIAA.
  • Match the disorder to a physical characteristic of a urine specimen.
  • Specify the cause of cystinuria.
  • Identify the cause of cystinosis.
  • List the amino acid associated with homocystinuria.

Amino Acid Disorders

  • Recognize the origin of porphyrins.
  • Identify findings that might indicate the presence of porphyrinuria in a patient.
  • List the test(s) currently used for the evaluation of porphyrin compounds.
  • Name the best specimen to use when identifying a specific porphyrin.

Porphyrin Disorders

  • Identify features of mucopolysaccharide disorders.
  • Name the test(s) used to diagnose mucopolysaccharide disorders.

Mucopolysaccharide Disorders

  • Specify the significance of finding uric acid crystals in a pediatric urine.

Purine Disorders


  • Identify the significance of finding positive copper reducing substances in a urine specimen with a negative glucose oxidase urine test strip.
  • Name the enzyme that can cause fatal galactosuria in infants.

Carbohydrate Disorders


This course meets the Florida one-hour specialty requirement in clinical chemistry.

For those certified by ASCP, this course provides two contact hours in clinical chemistry.

In "Urine Screening for Metabolic Disorders" you will read about:

  • Various types of metabolic disorders that may be discovered through blood and urine screening tests in newborns and in older children with physical findings suggestive of metabolic disorders.
  • Physical findings and physiological abnormalities associated with specific metabolic disorders.
  • Laboratory testing used in the screening for, and confirmation of, metabolic disorders.
“Urine Screening for Metabolic Disorders,” by Susan King Strasinger, DA, MT(ASCP), and Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo, BS, MT(ASCP)SH. Chapter 9 of Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Seventh Edition, pages 236-247. Published by F. A. Davis in 2021.

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