n South African Medical Journal - Continuing danger of glucose point-of-care test devices in the neonatal setting : correspondence

Volume 103, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



We write to alert medical and nursing staff to a continuing problem in the neonatal setting, which has featured in the correspondence pages of the on at least two prior occasions. Recently, in KwaZulu-Natal province, at least 4 infants with galactosaemia have been affected by the phenomenon of galactose interfering with glucose meters and producing high readings, resulting in the misdiagnosis of hyperglycaemia.

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