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Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD)

Mnemonic:    [G6PD]
Name:    Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Specimen:    3 mL whole blood from an ACD yellow top tube, EDTA purple top tube, or green heparin tube. The enzyme is most stable if the sample is collected in ACD Solution A. This is the preferred collection tube.

NOTE: Patients who have recently received a blood transfusion have normal donor cells that may mask G-6-PD deficient erythrocytes.
Minimum Spec:    1.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080135
  Method:    Enzymatic
Processing Info:    Do not freeze the sample.