Promotional material

PKU suspected: description in brief

Information on PKU (phenylketonuria) if blood spot screening shows a risk of a child having the condition.


Results of newborn blood spot screening: phenylketonuria is suspected

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Leaflet with information and advice for parents of babies with suspected PKU (phenylketonuria). Includes next steps and treatments.

Healthcare professionals should download and print out this leaflet for parents of babies who have PKU suspected result following their newborn blood spot screening test.

You can print this document in booklet form if your computer has that option.

Published 1 October 2010
Last updated 4 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. One of a suite of updated inherited metabolic diseases leaflets.
  2. First published.