At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To see whether you have an inherited deficiency of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD), necessary to keep red blood cells healthy
When to Get Tested?
If a child has long term jaundice as a newborn and no other cause can be identified; when you have had one or more bouts of haemolysis (break-up of red blood cells, which may cause jaundice, dark urine or anaemia), particularly if the haemolysis follows "oxidative" stress caused by some medicines, foods, or infections
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?