Purpose of the test
Description: G6PD deficiency is a common hereditary enzyme deficiency causing varying degrees of haemolytic anemia; can cause favism, some drug induced haemolytic anemias, and chronic nonspherocytic haemolytic anemia. Any samples with a deficient screen or reticulocyte levels >2.0 % will have a G6PD assay performed.
5.2 - 11.5 IU/g Hb
Minimum 1 ml EDTA blood. If more than one enzyme assay is required then > 1.0 ml of blood will be required.
Storage and Transport
Samples can be sent first class post. Samples must be received in the laboratory within 3 days of collection. If there is a delay in sending store at 4°C and send a normal sample collected on the same day to act as a travel control.
10 working days
Time Limit for Extra Tests
Depends on tests required. Contact laboratory for further details.
Factors affecting results or interpretation
Recent blood transfusion.
Raised reticulocyte levels and/or raised WBC levels may affect assay.
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