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Test Code MISC2MAYOGALP Galactose, Quantitative, Plasma

Reporting Name

Galactose, QN, P

Useful For

Screening for galactosemia

Testing Algorithm

See Galactosemia Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions for additional information.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma Na Heparin


Advisory Information


This test is not recommended for follow-up of positive newborn screening results or for diagnosis of galactosemia. The preferred test to evaluate for possible diagnosis of galactosemia, routine carrier screening, and followup of abnormal newborn screening results is GCT / Galactosemia Reflex, Blood along with GAL1P / Galactose-1-Phosphate, Erythrocytes.

 

The preferred test for monitoring dietary therapy is GAL1P / Galactose-1-Phosphate, Erythrocytes.



Necessary Information


Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) is recommended, but not required, to be filled out and sent with the specimen to aid in the interpretation of test results.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Na Heparin Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Ambient  20 days
  Refrigerated  20 days

Reference Values

≤7 days: <5.4 mg/dL

8-14 days: <3.6 mg/dL

≥15 days: <2.0 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday; am

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

82760

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GALP Galactose, QN, P 2308-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83638 Galactose, QN, P 2308-5

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK

Method Name

Spectrophotometric, Kinetic

Forms

1. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) is recommended, see Special Instructions.

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798) with the specimen.