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
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.