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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-5

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in blood donors : screening by micromethaemoglobin reduction test.


Department of Clinical Pathology, Government Medical College & Rajendra Hospital, Patiala

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P K Sidhu
Department of Clinical Pathology, Government Medical College & Rajendra Hospital, Patiala

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500 blood donors were screened for G6PD deeiciency using micromethaemoglobin reduction (microMRT) test. Most of the blood donors were young adult males (95.8%). The overall incidence of G6PD deficiency was found to be 0.8%. There, was apparently decreased frequency of G6PD deficient blood donors with increasing age, and no relation could be ascertained between G6PD) deficiency and blood groups.


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