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ID:94 Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
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DescriptionGlucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) is a metabolic enzyme found in red blood cells. It plays a role in the pentose phosphate pathwayprotecting the red cell from oxidative damage. G6PD deficiency is sex linked and common amongst certain ethnic groups. G6PD deficiency can cause a haemolytic anaemia when a patient is exposed to oxidative stress.
Indication1). Investigation of a non-spherocytic haemolytic anaemia. 2). Investigation of prolonged neonatal jaundice where no other cause can be found. 3). Pre-treatment screen for oxidative drug therapy (eg. Primaquine for malaria treatment)
Additional Info
Concurrent TestsFull Blood Count
Dietary RequirementsNone
InterpretationInterpreted against a normal range.

DepartmentBlood Sciences
TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsEDTA - minimum of 0.5 mls.
Min. Vol

Ref. Range (Male)4.6 - 13.5
Ref. Range (Female) 4.6 - 13.5
Ref. Range (Paed) 4.6 - 13.5
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsiu/g (Hb)
IP Acute TAT48 hours
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
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Originally edited by : Stephen Leather. Review due on 07/03/2020 09:35:33. Published By Matthew Clifford on 07/03/2019 09:35:33.