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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Test information
G6PD is a red cell enzyme. It is required during the oxidative process. Deficiency of G6PD can lead to red cell haemolysis. Some food and drugs can cause a haemolytic reaction in G6PD deficient patients. G6PD is a sex-linked inherited disorder
Reference range
see report
Special requirements
Tube type
Li Hep whole blood preferred (EDTA acceptable)
Green top tube
Minimum volume
1 mL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Depts of Blood Sciences and Metabolic Biochemistry, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Page last updated: 11 January 2022