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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine whether you have an inherited G6PD deficiency
When to Get Tested?
When a child experienced persistent jaundice as a newborn for unknown reasons; when you have had one or more intermittent bouts of hemolytic anemia that may be triggered by an infection or certain medications
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, by fingerstick, or by heelstick (newborns)
Test Preparation Needed?
Generally, none; however, if symptoms are acute, it is advised that you wait to be tested for at least several weeks after the episode has resolved.