GATOL - Overview: Galactitol, Quantitative, Urine

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Test ID: GATOL    
Galactitol, Quantitative, Urine

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring effectiveness of treatment in patients with galactosemia


Establishing a baseline level prior to initiating treatment for galactosemia

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

This test may be used as an aid in the diagnosis of galactosemia.


Urinary galactitol is often not affected by acute dietary ingestion of galactose; therefore, it is not a substitute for GAL1P / Galactose-1-Phosphate (Gal-1-P), Erythrocytes in monitoring diet.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Galactitol, QN, U

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

GALT deficiency
GALK deficiency
GALE deficiency
Galactokinase deficiency
Epimerase deficiency
UDP Epimerase deficiency