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Galactosaemia Screen

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • Lithium heparin (green top)


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Investigation of possible galactosaemia

Sample must be received by the referral laboratory within 24 hours of sampling.

Please contact the Duty Biochemist to arrange transport before taking samples.

A blood transfusion within 6 weeks prior to sampling may invalidate results.

Other Comments:

Analysed at Department of Newborn Screening & Biochemical Genetics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Whittal Street, Birmingham, B4 6DH


Interpretive comments will be provided by the referral laboratory.