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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Galactosemia Screen, blood spot (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:GALBS
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Newborn Metabolic Screen & Biochemical Genetics
Availability:Test performed Monday to Friday
TAT:4 days
Preferred Tube/Container:Newborn Metabolic Screening Blood Spot Requisition (card)
Specimen Requirements:1. Ensure that expiry date of Newborn Metabolic Screening card (requisition) has not been exceeded
    before proceeding with collection.
2. Collect two saturated blood spots on the Newborn Metabolic Screening card.
3. Use a heel poke if patient is less than one year old or a finger poke if older.
4. Could also collect in a Li heparin or Na heparin (no gel) tube at any age and apply whole blood to
    a newborn screening card using a capillary tube. Do not allow the capillary tube to contact the card.
    Each blood spot should require less than 100uL of blood.
Min. Sample Required:2 full spots on the blood spot requistion-blood must soak through to back of card
Specimen Processing:Allow the newborn metabolic screening card to air dry for a minimum of 3 hours.
Write "GALACTOSEMIA SCREEN" on the newborn metabolic screening card, in the 'NMS use only" box.
Specimen Handling:Ship at ambient temperature in a biohazard bag.

Rejection cirteria: Blood spots for Galactosemia screen are stable for up to one month only.
Additional Information:Please see the Lab Bulletin for Galactosemia testing in Alberta distributed on October 18, 2016.
Requisition/Form:Submit request using Chemistry Specialty Requisition
Please ensure all required information is provided on the requisition.
Indications:This test is for the initial investigation of galactosemia in a patient. For confirmation of galactosemia in a patient, please order Galactose-1-Phosphate Uridyl Transferase. For monitoring of known galactosemia patients on dietary therapy, please order Galactose-1-Phosphate, quantitation.

Comments:Prior blood transfusion may give a falsely normal result.
Last Updated On:Friday, July 21, 2017
Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM