Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked recessive hereditary disease featuring nonimmune hemolytic anemia in response to a number of causes. Its classic association to consumption of broad beans and is commonly known as favism from the Italian name of the broad bean fava.

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... Why get tested?
To determine whether you have an inherited G6PD deficiency

When to get tested?
If a child experienced persistent jaundice as a newborn that was not due to another identified cause; if you have one or more intermittent bouts of hemolytic anemia that appear to be due to an oxidative stress

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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Resources

  • G6PD (Lab Tests Online)