Understand Your Test

G6PD

Formal Name

 

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase

 

Why Get Tested?

To determine whether you have an inherited G6PD deficiency.

When To Get Tested?

When a child experienced persistent jaundice as a newborn for unknown reasons; when you have had one or more intermittent bouts of hemolytic anemia that may be triggered by an infection or certain medications.