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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase)
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Test Code: G6S

Tube type: EDTA

Special instructions
Time limit for add on = 2 days Interfering substances = none known.
Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeated within 720 days

Results requiring quantitation are referred to:

Red Cell Protein Laboratory
1st Floor Bessemar Wing
Department of Haematology
Kings College Hospital NHS Trust
Denmark Hill

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Reference range


Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Haematology

Clinical Application
G6PD screening can be used when there is an unexplained haemolytic episode. The main races affected are West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and S.E Asia.


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