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Also known as: G-6-PD; RBC G6PD test
Formal name: Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase

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Reviewed January 2016 by Peter L. Platteborze, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Laboratory Director.

(May 2013 reviewed) KidsHealth.org. G6PD Deficiency. Available online at http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/g6pd.html. Accessed on 1/24/2016.

(Reviewed May 2006) Genetics Home Reference: G6PD deficiency. Available online at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency. Accessed on 1/24/2016.

G6PD Deficiency Information Website. Available online at http://g6pddeficiency.org/wp/#.VqYZbI-cFZV. Accessed on 1/24/2016.

(January 15, 2016 updated). MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: G6PD Deficiency. Available online at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/g6pddeficiency.html. Accessed on 1/24/2016.

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(November 3, 2014 updated) G6PD Deficiency Favism Association. Available online at http://www.g6pd.org/en/G6PDDeficiency/SafeUnsafe/DaEvitare_ISS-it. Accessed on 1/24/2016.

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