Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (also called G6PD Deficiency) is a genetic disorder that mainly affects red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues throughout the body.
A defect in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase causes red blood cells to break down prematurely (hemolysis). This can cause hemolytic anemia, which can lead to symptoms of paleness, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice), dark urine, fatigue, shortness of breath, and a rapid heart rate.
Factors such as infections, certain drugs, or ingesting fava beans can increase the levels of reactive oxygen species, causing red blood cells to be destroyed faster than the body can replace them. A reduction in the amount of red blood cells causes the signs and symptoms of hemolytic anemia.
- Up to 6 samples per batch measured either sequentially or using an automatic cell changer
- Sample number and or patient name can be entered
- Selectable calculation reagent set
- Temperature compensation
- Display of rate curve on screen and on printout
- Final result g6pd in U/g Hb