Trinity Biotech Qualitative Screening Kit-using long wave UV light
Check for G-6-PD deficiency in patients with unexplained episodes of hemolysis. Screen certain ethnic groups who may be given drugs that would produce hemolytic crises.
Normal by fluorescent screen
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
This procedure can only differentiate between normal and grossly deficient samples. A G6PD blood enzyme screen performed after a hemolytic episode often will not detect G6PD deficiency, even if present, because the most deficient cells have been destroyed. Likewise, patients with high reticulocyte counts and/or those who are status post red blood cell transfusion may appear G6PD normal, masking a deficiency state.
- G6PD, Qualitative
- Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
- Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Screen
- RBC Enzyme Screen, G-6-PD
- G6PD QUALITATIVE
Collect specimen in a Green top sodium heparin, lavender top EDTA or yellow top ACD A or B tube or Microtainer® tube. Refrigerate at 2-8 C and send intact specimen within 3 days. Do not freeze.
If G-6-PD result is inconclusive or negative, G-6-PD Quantitative testing is recommended if indicated, sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories (test 8368). This test requires an ACD (Solution B) specimen.