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Melanogenuria (Urinary Excretion of Melanin)

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Melanogen compounds may be excreted in the urine. The urine turns brown then black if it is allowed to stand in the air and sunlight, which results in oxidation of the melanogen compounds to melanin.

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