What is G6PD Quan.?
G6PD deficiency is generally caused by alterations in the G6PD gene present in the human X chromosome. Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Quantitative test measures the levels of the G6PD enzymes in the red blood cells. G6PD enzyme is involved in energy production and formation/functioning of the red blood cells (RBCs).
Why is G6PD Quan. done?
- To determine the cause of haemolysis if symptoms of haemolytic anemia appear
- As a screening test for newborns for G6PD deficiency.
Preparation for G6PD Quan.
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for G6PD Quan.
The sample type collected for Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Quantitative) is: Blood
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