Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Galactose-1-Phosphate and Galactose, Erythrocytes

Test Name: Galactose-1-Phosphate and Galactose, Erythrocytes
Alternate Name(s): Galactosemia
Laboratory: Biochemical Genetics
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric
0-2 yrs: 3 x 0.5 mL Lavender top
2-10 yrs: 3 mL Lavender top
Collection Information: 1 mL whole blood (EDTA) sent immediately on ice to be received by Biochemical Genetics Laboratory no later than 3:00 pm of collection day. Keep cold but do not freeze.
Requisition:  
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
 
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Galactose-1-Phosphate:
0-50 ug/g Hb

Galactose:
<5 ug/g Hb
Effective Date: 2010-11-26
Revised Date: 2019-06-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: If specimen cannot be sent for 3:00 pm by same day delivery, prepare washed packed erythrocytes from 1 mL freshly drawn whole blood (EDTA). Freeze prepared erythrocytes and send on dry ice as soon as possible. Contact Biochemical Genetics Laboratory for detailed instructions for preparation of washed packed cells.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
GAL1PE
 
Referred To: Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital
Room B10-217
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario
N6A 5W9

519-685-8500
Joanne ext. 71560
Specimen Receiving ext. 71561
Fax: 519-858-1063

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