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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).

Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Contact Laboratory before requesting

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

Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Screening for galactosaemia.


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