Whole Blood EDTA3 mL Cord blood
Fresh cord blood must be transferred immediately to EDTA tube. Thereafter, gently invert tube 10 times immediately after blood sample has been taken. This is extremely important to avoid micro-clotting (before and after incubation with EDTA) and thus ensures that the results are reliable.
Batch testing at 0800 hrs and 1500 hrs
G6PD activity < 1.5 U/g Hb indicates severe deficiency (WHO Class I / II variants)
G6PD activity 1.5 to 8.7 U/g Hb indicates partial deficiency (WHO Class III variants)
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