Test ID: GALU    
Galactose, Quantitative, Random, Urine

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening test for galactosemia using urine specimens

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Galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) deficiency is the most common cause of galactosemia and requires lifelong restriction of dietary galactose.


Urine galactose can be elevated in patients with galactosemia caused by either GALT deficiency or galactokinase deficiency.


Classic galactosemia can be diagnosed by analysis of GALT enzyme.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For information, see Galactosemia Testing Algorithm.

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Galactose, QN, U

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