Newcastle Laboratories

Galactitol, urine

Clinical Background:

Analysis of urine galactitol is performed in the investigation of galactosaemia.  Levels are increased in classical galatosaemia and in galactokinase deficiency.  The test is useful in the investig...

Analysis of urine galactitol is performed in the investigation of galactosaemia.  Levels are increased in classical galatosaemia and in galactokinase deficiency.  The test is useful in the investigation of patients who have had a recent blood transfusion as red blood cell enzyme analysis is unreliable for up to 4 months post-transfusion. 

This is a quantitative assay and results are reported with age specific reference ranges.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Urine in plain universal container

    Urine in plain universal container

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    5 mL urine

    5 mL urine

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Metabolic Clinical Scientist

    Metabolic Clinical Scientist

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 9685 (Consultant Clinical Scientist)

    0191 282 0334 (Metabolic Laboratory)

    0191 282 9685 (Consultant Clinical Scientist)

    0191 282 0334 (Metabolic Laboratory)

  • Specialist Email:

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis.

Turn Around:

4 weeks

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