G6PD, G6PD Deficiency Test
Haemolysis when patient exposed to oxidant compounds for example
anti malarial drugs. Some cases of neonatal jaundice and anaemia.
Occasional cases of anaemia. This is a qualitative test only.
Request on ICE
On request: following discussion with Consultant
To be discussed with Consultant Haematologist
72 hours unless clinical need requires urgent testing
Purple top (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection
Incorrect sample labelling. Clotted / grossly haemolysed/
inadequate samples. Patient does not meet specific
See patient test report. This is a qualitative test only
Where the screen indicates a G6PD deficiency a second sample may
be required for referral to Reference Centre for
Samples on children <6 months age, or individuals with a
raised reticulocyte count, may be falsely normal.
A repeat sample may be request after a haemolytic episode to
confirm G6PD status