G6PD Qualitative Reflex
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What is G6PD Qualitative Reflex?
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. G6PD helps your RBCs (red blood cells to function properly) and its lack may cause hemolysis (breakdown of RBCs) which leads to anemia.
Why is G6PD Qualitative Reflex done?
- When recurring symptoms of haemolytic anemia occur
- When jaundice develops and persists in newborns
- If all other causes of anemia or jaundice have been checked out to be negative
- In newborns as a screening test within the first few days after birth
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