Galactose, Neonatal


See Also Neonatal (Newborn) Screening


Although galactosaemia is rare, it is severely debilitating and potentially lethal. However, if diagnosed early enough, during the neonatal period, the affected individual can enjoy a healthy life without any of the complications associated with galactosaemia. In many countries, neonatal screens to tests for metabolic disorders are mandatory.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

Blood Spots on Filter Paper Card

Special Precautions

Blood collected by heel prick or venous puncture taken on the third day of life but not older than 14 days.

Normal Range

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