G6PD - Specimen: 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

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood ACD-B

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution B)

Acceptable: EDTA

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not transfer blood to other containers.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/benign-hematology-test-request-form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood ACD-BRefrigerated20 days