Collection Method


Kit Requirements


Turn Around Time

7 business days Turnaround times are estimates


G6PD is an enzyme found within the red blood cells. Its role in the body is to protect red blood cells from oxidation. If G6PD is deficient, it means that the red blood cells are more prone to oxidative damage.

The main reasons practitioners may order G6PD testing is to establish if the patient has an inherited G6PD deficiency. G6PD deficiency is one of the most common enzyme deficiency in the world. G6PD deficiency may have a genetic basis.

Certain medications may not be appropriate for an individual with G6PD deficiency (including aspirin, sulphonamides, quinone, Dapsone etc). The risk is that the medications may cause oxidative stress that leads to a haemolytic crisis.

The test is appropriate for patients that are suspected to have a G6PD deficiency. Due to the genetic basis, it may be appropriate to test family members as well.


  • G6PD

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Dizziness
    • Enlarged Spleen
    • Fast breathing/shortness of breath
    • Fast heartbeat
    • Fatigue
    • Jaundice
    • Paleness

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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