Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is the first enzyme of the pentose phosphate pathway.
Please note that this enzyme assay can only be used for detection of G6PD deficiency in men or homozygote women, but is not suitable for reliable detection of carriership for G6PD deficiency in women.
G6PD and PK activities are always measured in parallel and cannot be requested separately. Costs include measurement of both enzymes.
Whole EDTA blood
- Test material: Erythrocytes.
- Conditions: Send preferably at 4°C, NOT frozen (otherwise at room temperature).
- Specifics: 2-5 ml EDTA blood of the patient should be sent at 4°C (if not possible at room temperature) in clearly labeled (with name of patient and date of birth), tightly capped tubes, wrapped in protective material, placed in a sealed plastic bag and shipped by courier service in a Styrofoam shipping box. Blood samples need to arrive in our laboratory within 48 hours after drawing. Include one blood sample as a control for shipment conditions. Please complete the test request form and send it along with the sample.
- TAT: 2 weeks.