About Fish odour syndrome
What is fish odour syndrome?
Trimethylaminuria, commonly known as fish odour syndrome, is a disorder in which the body cannot process trimethylamine due to an abnormal flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 enzyme (FMO3). The inability to break down trimethylamine means that it is released in urine, breath and sweat, producing a strong fishy odour.
Most cases of this disorder are genetically inherited and cannot be cured, however, there are documented cases of liver damage or dietary problems resulting in the same symptoms. Why take the test? This test measures the amount of trimethylamine and its healthy breakdown product, trimethylamine oxide, to check for problems in trimethylamine metabolism. It is used to diagnose trimethylaminuria (fish odour syndrome).
Why take this test?
It is used to diagnose trimethylaminuria (fish odour syndrome).
How it works
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