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A comprehensive description of the routine procedures for screening for metabolic disorders seems an ambitious goal, especially if it is to be presented in a relatively thin book. Doctor Shih is well qualified for this challenge. She provides here a disease-oriented approach to screening for metabolic disorders which is meant for those interested primarily in the detection rather than the extensive study of metabolic diseases. The first chapter contains a useful series of tables summarizing the clinical findings in inborn errors of metabolism and the abnormal metabolites by which these disorders are detected. These include amino acid metabolic disorders, amino
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Laboratory Technique for the Detection of Hereditary Metabolic Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-2-236_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(2):236.
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