A 42-year-old member asked:
what can you mean if the result of g6pd in newborn screening is deficient?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
More information nee: Infant my have increased bilirubin (jaundice) or may also have infection and anemia. Infant may also be normal. Check with baby's physician!
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Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Workup/mgt: This test results requires follow up testing. It may indicate a condition called G6PD deficiency. Additional tests will include a complete blood cell count.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Ped cell lifespan: Red cells are made without nuclei & carry a limited set of enzymes to convert sugar to energy & maintain the cell wall for their 100 day lifespan.G6pd is an important enzyme for rbc energy production & if low, various meds or illnesses can trigger cell breakdown & drop the blood cell count. Knowing this ahead of time allows you to avoid certain meds &/or recognize the problem early.
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A 34-year-old female asked about a female:
Is it necessary to have a confirmatory test if found positive in g6pd newborn screening?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Usually not...: If a baby is found to have g6pd deficiency on newborn screening, it usually means that the infant actually has it. The test can be falsely negative in certain circumstances, but a positive test is usually accurate. That being said, different states use different tests. I would 1st talk with your pediatrician about this, then they may refer you to hematologist to get guidance on living with g6pd.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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