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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Galactosemia Screen (GAL-I-PUT screen)

Clinical Significance

Qualitative assessment

Test Name

Galactosemia Screen (GAL-I-PUT screen)

Test Code



Metabolic Diseases

Turn Around Time

Done weekly

Specimen Type

Heparinized whole blood

Minimum Specimen Requirements

50 µL


Send cold, NOT frozen

Special Requirements

Patient must have not  been transfusioned in previous 3 months

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212