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22669 Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD),RBC

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD),RBC
Test Code: G6PD
Synonyms/Keywords
Glucose 6 PD​
Useful For
This test is used to identify individuals with Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. G6PD deficiency may cause susceptibility to hemolytic anemia after ingestion of certain drugs such as the anti-malarial drug primaquine.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ 2 mL​ 1 mL​ 1 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
EDTA Whole Blood​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Rejection Criteria
Frozen samples, Hemolyzed samples
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​

Monday - Friday at 0900

Samples received in the laboratory section after 0900 will be run on the next business day

6-8 hours​ Spectrophotometry/Beckman AU680 System
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ 8.6-15.5 U/g Hgb​
Interpretation
G6PD deficiency in red cells is the basis for certain drug induced hemolytic anemias, especially when exposed to anti-malarial compounds such as primaquine.  Additionally, genetic deficiencies in G6PD are seen in African American and Mediterranean nationalities.  A high frequency of G6PD deficiency occurs in individuals with sickle cell trait.​
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CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82955​
Synonyms/Keywords
Glucose 6 PD​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Glucose, 6-PD
​Cerner ​Glucose-6-PD, RBC
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ 2 mL​ 1 mL​ 1 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
EDTA Whole Blood​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Rejection Criteria
Frozen samples, Hemolyzed samples
Useful For
This test is used to identify individuals with Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. G6PD deficiency may cause susceptibility to hemolytic anemia after ingestion of certain drugs such as the anti-malarial drug primaquine.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ 8.6-15.5 U/g Hgb​
Interpretation
G6PD deficiency in red cells is the basis for certain drug induced hemolytic anemias, especially when exposed to anti-malarial compounds such as primaquine.  Additionally, genetic deficiencies in G6PD are seen in African American and Mediterranean nationalities.  A high frequency of G6PD deficiency occurs in individuals with sickle cell trait.​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​

Monday - Friday at 0900

Samples received in the laboratory section after 0900 will be run on the next business day

6-8 hours​ Spectrophotometry/Beckman AU680 System
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82955​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.