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G6PD deficiency is one of a number of causes of hemolytic anemia. In many cases, the hemolysis is mild and not noticed until a provoking incident, such as:
  • Sulfonamides
  • Primaquine
  • Ingestion of Fava Beans
  • Serious viral or bacterial infection

G6PD Levels may be elevated in:

  • Liver failure
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Chronic blood loss
  • Hyperthyroidism

G6PD Levels are decreased in G6PD deficiency.

Normal Values*

G6PD 6.75-9.93 IU/g Hgb

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300