Overview of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)
Why Get Tested
The test is performed when recurring symptoms of haemolytic anemia occur, or jaundice develops and persists in newborns. The test is usually performed when all other causes of anemia or jaundice have been checked out to be negative. It is also performed in case of newborns as a screening test within the first few days after birth.
- No special preparation required
What Results of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) mean?
The qualitative test checks for fluorescence under UV light. If no fluorescence is detected, the test is declared positive.