G6PD - Overview: Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G-6-PD), Quantitative, Erythrocytes

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: G6PD    
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G-6-PD), Quantitative, Erythrocytes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of individuals with Coombs-negative nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia

 

Rapid testing to assess glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme capacity prior to Rasburicase therapy

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-G6PD Genotyping Algorithm for Therapeutic Drug Recommendation

-Newborn Screen Follow-up for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) Deficiency

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Kinetic Spectrophotometry (KS)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

G-6-PD, QN, RBC

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
G6PD
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Hemolytic Anemia
Nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia
Favism