G6PD Blood Test
The G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) blood test measures the levels of the G6PD enzyme in red blood cells. G6PD is an important enzyme that plays a crucial role in protecting red blood cells from damage caused by certain chemicals and oxidative stress. The G6PD blood test is primarily used to diagnose G6PD deficiency, which is an inherited condition characterized by a deficiency or abnormality in the G6PD enzyme.
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