Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD Quantitative) (Sugar) test

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme testing is used to screen for and help diagnose G6PD deficiencies. It may be used to screen children who had unexplained persistent jaundice as a newborn.

Fatigue, weakness

Pale skin (pallor)

Fainting

Shortness of breath

A rapid heart rate

Jaundice

Jaundice is related to the function of the liver, so it is essential that individuals maintain this vital organ's health by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and refraining from exceeding recommended amounts of alcohol. 

Treatment of jaundice typically requires a diagnosis of the specific cause in order to select suitable treatment options. Treatment would then target the cause, rather than the jaundice itself. Anemia-induced jaundice may be treated by increasing the amount of iron in the blood; either by taking iron supplements or eating more iron-rich foods. Hepatitis-induced jaundice may be treated with anti-viral or steroid medications. Obstruction-induced jaundice may be treated via surgery to remove the obstruction. Medication-induced jaundice is treated by selecting an alternative medication and by discontinuing medications that caused jaundice.

The treatment for jaundice depends entirely on the underlying cause. Once a diagnosis has been established, the appropriate course of treatment can then be initiated. Certain patients will require hospitalization, whereas others may be managed as outpatients at home. 

In certain individuals with jaundice, the treatment will consist of supportive care and can be managed at home. For example, most cases of mild viral hepatitis can be managed at home with watchful waiting and close monitoring by your doctor. Novel medications for hepatitis C now can offer a cure for this condition. 

Alcohol cessation is necessary in patients with cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, or acute pancreatitis secondary to alcohol use. 

Jaundice caused by drugs/medications/toxins requires discontinuation of the offending agent. In cases of intentional or unintentional acetaminophen overdose, the antidote N-acetylcysteine may be required. 

Various medications may be used to treat the conditions leading to jaundice, such as steroids in the treatment of some autoimmune disorders. Certain patients with cirrhosis, for example, may require treatment with diuretics and lactulose. 

Antibiotics may be required for infectious causes of jaundice, or for the complications associated with certain conditions leading to jaundice. 

Test Method 1 : A blood sample is needed. 

The blood sample is sent to a lab. There, the creatinine level in the blood sample is tested. The lab specialist combines your creatinine level with several other factors to estimate your GFR. 

Report available : Turn around time is 24 hours

A person have the following symptoms should get this done:  Fatigue weakness

Pale skin (pallor)

Fainting

Shortness of breath

A rapid heart rate

Jaundice

"Jaundice, Liver failure Kidney failure, Hepatic encephalopathy (brain dysfunction)"