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Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase, Quantitative (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Gluc-6-Phos Dehydrog, Quant Quantitative Enzymatic
Send Out U/g Hb

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Yellow tube (ACD-A)

8 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Do not freeze
  • Do not centrifuge

Reasons for Rejection

  • Clotted specimen
  • Frozen specimen
  • Hemolyzed specimen

Comments

Patients who have recently received transfusions have normal donor cells that may mask G-6-PD deficient erythrocytes. Enzyme MOST stable collected in ACD tube.

CPT Code

  • 82955