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G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test
G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test
G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test
G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test

G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme which helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues throughout the body. G6PD also helps to protect red blood cells from damage and premature destruction. This test measures the level of G6PD in your blood.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 5 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic Disorders (1 Biomarker)

G6PD, glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase, is a chemical found in red blood cells which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. G6PD helps the red blood cells to function normally. G6PD also helps protect red blood cells against substances that can build up when you have a fever or take certain medicines. If there is not enough G6PD to protect the red cells, some may be destroyed during fever or while taking these medicines. This is called ‘haemolysis’ and may be associated with jaundice. If this happens the person may not have enough red blood cells and may become anaemic. This test measures levels of G6PD in the blood. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

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