#ExistInterpData>Background Information for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) 2 Mutations:
Characteristics: Neonatal jaundice, episodes of acute hemolytic anemia in response to oxidative stress such as infection, medication, and fava beans.
Drug Sensitivities: Adriamycine and other anthracycline chemotherapy agents, Dapsone, Flutamide, Mafenide cream, Methylene blue, Nalidixic acid, Nitrofurantoin, Phenazopyridine, Primaquine, Rasburicase, Sulfacetamide, Sulfamethoxazole, and Sulfanilamide.
Incidence: 1 in 10 males of African descent; less common in other ethnicities.
Inheritance: X-linked recessive.
Cause: Deleterious mutations in only the Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) gene.
Mutations Tested: A376G and G202A (A- allele: both mutations present in cis; A+ allele: A376G alone; G202A is rarely if ever seen alone).
Clinical Sensitivity: 99 percent in individuals of African descent.
Methodology: Allele-specific hydrolysis probes (TaqMan®) and fluorescent monitoring.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations: Only the two G6PD gene mutations targeted (A376G and G202A) will be detected; analytical sensitivity may be affected by rare primer or probe site mutations.
This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc
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||This assay detects the following mutations: A376G and G202A in the G6PD gene.
||G-6-PD Mutations, African Alleles (Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) 2 Mutations)