ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Chromatographic screening of aminoaciduria in pregnant women attending a tertiary care center

    Mohammad Khaja Moinuddin, Ishrath Afreen, Mohammed Abdul Wassey
    JCDR. 2020: 2158-2161


    Aminoaciduria is one of the most common urinary abnormalities during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to assess aminoaciduria among pregnant women by using paper chromatography, which is performed by standard procedure. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 urine samples were analysed, out of these, 20 were from pregnant women and 40 were from non-pregnant women. Results: The mean age of the study participants was 27.6 + 4.25 years. There was no statistically significant difference between the mean age for the pregnant (27.05 + 4.32) and the non-pregnant group (26.88 + 4.24) (p-value>0.05). The mean RF values of the urine samples tested from the pregnant women were 0.5, 0.6, and 0.8, respectively. Conclusions: The present study shows that pregnancy stimulated an increased excretion of amino acids in urine due to increased GFR and low threshold of reabsorption, but the degree of stimulation varied for amino acids.


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