Galactosaemia screen

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Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Galactosaemia screen a.k.a. gal-1-put, beutler test

Condition / Indication: Classical Galactosaemia Screen

Special precautions & notes: This test is not valid if the patient has received transfused erythrocytes (Note: urine galactitol is an alternative test to exclude classical galactosaemia in this situation).

Reference range: Qualitative report

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Alternative container: 2 bloodspots on Newborn Screening Card

Ideal volume (mL): 1 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Metabolic Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 7 days

Information for Laboratories referring samples for analysis at NBT:

Please phone laboratory if urgent analysis is required. Send as whole blood (Do not centrifuge), EDTA samples are not acceptable.