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Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Screen

Components

Name Method Department Units
G6PD Screen Enzymatic assay
Core Lab, Special Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Yellow tube (ACD)

8 mL 8 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Clotted specimen

CPT Code

  • 82960