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Galactosemia test shows 12.61 mg/dL equivocal impression. Meaning ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
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User:Hello doctor problem
User:i have a query
User:i am blessed with baby girl 22 days back
User:Galactosemia test was done for her
User:result cut off should be
User:but her result is 12.61 mg/dL
User:equivocal impression
User:what does it mean
User:is it very serious?
Doctor:May I know the reason why this test was performed?
User:i guess it will done for all new borns
User:New Born Screen (Neonatal Screening) was suggested by doctor when she was born in hospital
User:we collected the report yesterday and got to know these results
User:this New born Screening includes other tests as well - Cystic fibriosis, biotinidase deficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia..etc
User:all these tests are in normal ranges except galactosemia
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Galactosemia is a condition where there is deficiency of enzyme resulting in reduced absorption of galactose - one of the sugar content in the milk.
Doctor:As a general physician I am not well versed with the ideal limits/normal reference of galactosemia test.
Doctor:Therefore I would suggest you to leave a query explaining your concerns on Ask a specialist option.
Doctor:A pediatrician will be able to explain and discus about it better.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes doctor... sure i will send my query to a child specialist
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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