GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE (G-6-PD), QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Send 5.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in orginal tube.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: ACD or Sodium heparin are acceptable if sent with a Hgb value.

Methodology
Enzymatic

Stability
Lavender, ACD: Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Heparin: Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
7.0-20.5 U/g Hgb

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeG6PD
CPT-4 Code (s)
82955
LOINC Codes
32546-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory