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G6PD Testing

Our G6PD test measures the levels of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. This is an enzyme, which is a type of protein that is essential for cellular function.

G6PD helps red blood cells (RBCs) function how they should. It also shields them from potentially harmful byproducts that can accumulate when your body is fighting infection or as the result of certain medications. A lack of G6PD may make RBCs more susceptible to breaking down; this is called hemolysis.

A G6PD deficiency is an inherited disorder. It’s mainly seen in men of African, Asian, or Mediterranean descent. It’s the result of X-linked recessive transmission, which means it’s much more likely to affect men as opposed to women. The G6PD test is often used to determine the causes of hemolytic anemia.

Why does Intra | V test for G6PD?

At Intra|V, the reason for carrying out the G6PD test is to allow our customers to receive high dose vitamin C infusions. A very small amount of people with a G6PD deficiency have experienced hemolysis; this is the rupturing of red blood cells (RBC) and the release of their contents into the surrounding fluid. For this reason, all customers wishing to receive high dose vitamin C must be tested for a G6PD deficiency.
Our G6PD test is a simple blood test that takes a couple of minutes to collect. The results are back within five working days.
Cost $49
If you do decide to purchase a package of vitamin C infusions, we will take the price of the test off your package cost.

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