Why It Is Done
A galactosemia test is done to:
- Determine whether a newborn has the enzymes needed to change galactose into glucose.
- Monitor the effectiveness of diet changes for a child with galactosemia.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics