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Test Code GALP Galactose, Quantitative, Plasma

Reporting Name

Galactose, QN, P

Useful For

Screening for galactosemia

Testing Algorithm

This is a screening test only.

 

This test is not appropriate for the diagnosis or monitoring of galactosemia. For diagnosis, see GCT / Galactosemia Reflex, Blood. For monitoring, see GAL1P / Galactose-1-phosphate (Gal-1-P), Erythrocytes.

 

See Galactosemia Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma Na Heparin

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
Plasma Na Heparin Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Ambient  20 days
  Refrigerated  20 days

Special Instructions

Reference Values

1-7 days: <5.4 mg/dL

8-14 days: <3.6 mg/dL

>14 days: <2.0 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Varies

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

Method Name

Spectrophotometric, Kinetic