CMH Lab Section
G6PD is the most common inherited cause of hemolysis. Hemolytic episodes may be triggered by some drugs, fava beans and viral or bacterial infections.
1 mL blood in EDTA lavender
Turn Around Time
Batched testing. Typcially run weekly.
Testing includes hemoglobin level
Patients with recent RBC transfusion, acute hemolysis and reticulcytosis may show falsely elevated G6PD activity. If indicated, repeat testing after clearance of transfused cells or following recovery after the acute hemolytic evenet is recommended.
Whole blood; do not centrifuge. Specimens are delivered to Hematology.
6.11 - 14.38 IU/g Hb