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G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test

G6PD (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) Blood Test

£82.00

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 Results estimated in 6 working days from sample receipt at lab
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

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic Disorders (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

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. 
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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.