GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGEN

Code
900.1715
Name
GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGEN
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
G-6-PD
CPT Codes
82955
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
29104
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) WHOLE BLOOD

Volume

3.0 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

6.5-17.3 U/g Hgb

Methodology

Spectrophotometry

Clinical Significance

Hemolytic anemia may be associated with deficiency of any one of several erythrocyte enzymes. Deficiency of G-6-PD is most commonly encountered. An anemic response can be induced in affected individuals by certain oxidative drugs, fava beans (fava beans induced hemolytic anemia is called favism) or infections. In addition to hemolytic anemia, G6PD deficient individuals can expect several other clinical manifestations of their condition, such as neonatal jaundice, abdominal and/or back pain, dizziness, headache, dyspnea and palpitations. This sex-linked genetic defect involves approximately 2-3% of the world population. It is especially prevalent in Southeast Asia, Africa and Mediterranean countries.

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