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Galactosaemia screen

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Test Code: GAL

Special instructions
Contact laboratory before requesting as special transport will need to be booked.
For neonates, 2x blood spots on a neonatal screening card may be used as an alternative sample type.
Please note: This test is not valid if the patient has received transfused erythrocytes (urine galactitol is an alternative test to exclude classical galactosaemia in this situation).

Tube type: Lithium Heparin

Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Linked to
Galactose - 1 - Phosphate Uridyl Transferase, Galactose - 1 - Phosphate

Turnaround Time
10 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Screening for galactosaemia.


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