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Test Code 3203 Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) Screening, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory



Literature Reference:

Package insert: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase procedure No. 400. Trinity Biotech, 7/2011.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not overfill tube.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Thursday

Cut-off time: 0800

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available

Routine: results available the day of testing

Reference Values

Normal (reported as normal or deficient)

Literature Reference:

Cappellini MD, Fiorelli G. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Lancet 2008; 5;371(9606):64-74.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 dark green-top (lithium heparin) tube, unspun

Analyte Stability:

7 days refrigerated (2° C-8° C). Refrigeration may decrease the G-6-PDH activity in whole blood.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Hematology.

Specimen Transport Temperature


LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
G-6-PD, Screening, Blood, Qual 2356-4