Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase a.k.a. G6PD

Condition / Indication: To determine the presence of glucose-6 dehydrogenase deficiency in the blood. In patients with G6PD deficiency, oxidative haemolysis may becaused by various drugs, foods or during acute illness.

Special precautions & notes: Copper & sulphate ions may result in decreased G6PD activity. As reticulocytes have increased G6PD levels, patients in haemolytic crisis may have a falsely increase level. Pending UKAS accreditation for qualitative method.

Reference range: Normal, Intermediate or Deficient

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Haematology

Turnaround time: 5 working days, 10 working days if sent to referral laboratory for quantitative testing

Referral location: Bristol Royal Infirmary