The short form for glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase test is G6PD. G6PD test is used to measure the level of glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase in the blood. G6PD is an enzyme which is important for the functioning of the cell. It plays a significant role in energy production. Deficiency of Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase test causes red blood cells to break down under certain conditions. It is a genetic disorder. G6PD deficiency can be passed through parent to child because of mutation.
Sign and symptoms of glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency:
2. Pale skin.
5. Rapid heartbeat.
6. Enlarged spleen.
7. Red or brown urine.
Hemolysis can lead to the destruction of red blood cells. Hemolysis is caused by little activity lead to glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase. When the hemolysis is actively occurring, it is known as a hemolytic episode.
The hemolytic episode can trigger by a certain food, infection, and medicines which includes:
6. Drugs used to reduce fever.
7. Thiazide diuretics.
The primary role of G6PD is to protect red blood cells from chemicals which are known as reactive oxygen species. ROS can build in the body when:
1. A person eats fava beans.
2. A person takes a certain medication.
3. During fever and infection.
Symptoms of hemolytic anaemia:
3. Pale skin.
5. An enlarged spleen.
6. Rapid heartbeat.
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UNITS: U/g Hb
FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: EDTA
NORMAL RANGE: 6.60-17.2
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