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Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) is an enzyme that protects the erythrocytes from destruction. The test measures the amount of G6PD available in the blood.

What is Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)?

Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) is used to determine the G6PD level of the patient immediately.  Certain medications like medications used for the treatment of malaria result in the destruction of these enzymes. The erythrocytes count also reduces due to this reaction. (1)

Why is Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) suggested?

Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms, 

  • Tiredness
  • Paleness
  • Weight loss.
  • Fatigue
  • The blurring of vision.

How is Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) test performed

The  Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) Test is performed by,

  • The blood samples are collected from the patient and sent to the lab for testing. (1)

Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) tests provide perfect results.

What are the parameters measured in Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)?

The parameters measured in Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)  are,

  • The amount of G6PD enzymes present in the blood is measured.
  • The cytochemical values are measured in a qualitative test.

 

Preparation before performing Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)

Before the Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) test the patients should,

  • Inform the doctor if there are any immediate family members with the same deficiency as it is genetical.

Post-care after Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)

Post-care after Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) testing is,

  • The patient can leave immediately after the blood test. No extra care required.

Sample types in Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative)

The sample types in Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) are,

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) test

Common Side effects of Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Qualitative) tests are,

  • The blood test has no known side effects. The test is completely safe for patients of all age groups.

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