GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE

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What is Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) ?

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme is active in almost all types of cells and is involved in the processing of carbohydrates and energy production. It plays a critical role in red blood cells (RBCs) by protecting them from damage and premature destruction. G6PD deficiency is an inherited, sex-linked, metabolic disorder, which is characterized by a defect in an enzyme that leads to the breakdown of RBCs (hemolysis) upon exposure to stress resulting from certain microbial infections or certain drugs. G6PD deficiency may lead to acute hemolytic anemia. Thyrocare offers this test at a discounted price, along with a free home collection facility.

Technique

PHOTOMETRY

Who prescribes

Hematologist, Cardiologist, Gastroenterologist, General physician, General Medicine

Sample type

EDTA

Fasting

Non-Fasting