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G6PD Quantitation

Alternative Names:Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Quantitation
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:G6PDQ
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:0.5 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:0.5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Must be discussed with a Laboratory Haematologist

For quantification of G6PD enzyme activity. G6PD screen should be performed in the first instance.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:Women's and Children's Pathology Services, RCH
Additional Notes:

Requirement for onsite Hb estimation reduces the sample requirements to 3 days from collection.