glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) screen


glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase screening test

Also known as

G6PD, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

Additional information

Please state the reason for the request. External requests - please send a control sample from a normal caucasian female bled at the same time as the patient. External requests must use the Great Ormond Street G6PD request form.

Sending address

Department of Haematology Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

5ml venous or capillary blood, EDTA or lithium heparin

Turnaround time

8 days


Upon request

Call in advance?

Please contact the laboratory when sending urgent samples.


The Haematology Department provides a wide range of specialist tests with a special interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of coagulation disorders.

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