Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
Label Mnemonic: G6PDA
Epic Lab Code: LAB3221
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Alternate Collection Media:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA) or Green top tube 4 mL (Na Heparin)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 3 mL whole blood
Absolute Minimum: 1.5 mL whole blood
Rejection Criteria:
Frozen or hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable.
Turn Around Time:
1-3 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
9.9-16.6 U/g Hb
Comments:
Note: Patients who have recently received transfusions have normal donor cells that may mask G-6-PD deficient erythrocytes.
Methodology:
Quantitative Enzymatic
CPT Code:
82955