Unit Per Gram (U/g) of Hemoglobin in a Galactosemia Test
The amount of galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) in a blood sample can be measured in units per grams (U/g) of hemoglobin.
- A unit is an arbitrary amount agreed upon by scientists and doctors. A gram is an amount equivalent to 1/28 ounce.
- Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics|
|Last Revised||March 29, 2011|