Galactosemia laboratory findings

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sujaya Chattopadhyay, M.D.[2]


Galactosemia can be confirmed by a panel of laboratory investigations which provide both direct and indirect evidence of the disease by detecting abnormalities in blood, urine and/or other body tissues.

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