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GSP Neonatal GALT kit

Galactosemia is an inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of one of three enzymes responsible for the metabolism of α-D-galactose. The most common form of the disease, classic galactosemia is caused by deficiency of galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT).

Part Number 3303-0010
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Overview

If not diagnosed and treated within the newborn period, it can lead to diarrhea, dehydration, jaundice, hepatic failure, hypoglycemia, cataracts, developmental retardation, and death within a few weeks. Treatment of the disease consists of withdrawal of all foods containing lactose and galactose from the diet.
GSP Neonatal GALT - the first automated GALT assay

The GSP Neonatal GALT assay is used as an aid in screening newborns for classic galactosemia caused by GALT deficiency using the GSP™ instrument.

  • Faster assay - incubation time now only 2 h
  • Improved precision compared to manual assays
  • Provides results in today’s preferred unit, U/dL
  • Contains reagents for 1152 tests (12 plates), clear microplates should be ordered separately in a bulk pack of 50
  • Floating disks control

 

Specifications

Assay Technology Enzymatic
Calibration Standards Yes
Detection Method Enzymatic
Disorders Galactosemia
Product Brand Name GSP®
Sample Type Dried blood spots