G6PD Quantitative, EDTA Whole Blood
- Reporting Time:
- 8 Hrs
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
- No special preparation required
To determine whether there is inherited G6PD deficiency.
When there is persistent newborn jaundice, when there are symptoms of hemolytic anemia which may be triggered by an infection or certain drugs.
1. Why is the G6PD test important?
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme test is important to educate a person with Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency, its triggering factors and the measures required to lead a normal life.
2. What are the other tests required in G6PD deficiency?
Screening tests for Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme test involve a simple qualitative test. Confirmation testing needs a quantitative test, where the levels of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme are measured. Genetic testing is not routinely done to diagnose Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency but can be ordered as follow up test to determine which G6PD mutation (s) are present.
3. Is it important to determine which mutation of G6PD is present in a person?
Usually not required, but it may help in detecting the mutation in other family members.
4. Does an asymptomatic person need to tell his doctor about his G6PD deficiency?
Yes, prior intimation about G6PD deficiency is important as it will affect the future medical procedures and treatment options.