Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)

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Overview of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)

What is Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)?

The Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase test or G6PD Qualitative test is performed to determine the presence of an inherited deficiency of the enzyme Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase.

Sample Type

The sample type collected for Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) is: Blood

Preparation for Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)

  • No special preparation required

Why Get Tested for Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)?

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.



What Results of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) mean?

Interpretations

The qualitative test checks for fluorescence under UV light. If no fluorescence is detected, the test is declared positive.


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