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Fanconi's Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of Fanconi's syndrome includes a complete medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with Fanconi's syndrome include:

In many cases, Fanconi's is found during an evaluation for another illness.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Fanconi's syndrome include:

Fanconi's Syndrome Tests

Urine tests for Fanconi's syndrome usually show high levels of:

  • Amino acids
  • Bicarbonate
  • Calcium
  • Cysteine (in cystinosis)
  • Glucose
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Protein

Blood tests usually show low levels of the same substances above, which are lost in the urine.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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