g6pd testing

BLOOD DRAW THROUGH PORT CONT

QUESTION: I have a port question for you. I have a FOC cancer patient (Stage 4 gastric, terminal with prognoses of 2-3 weeks). I was contacted by the friend and asked if I would be welling to help with higher dose vitamin C IVs. I talked and made sure we are on the same page …

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G6PD BEST TESTING METHOD? CONT

QUESTION: What is the best lab for me to run to test G6PD before I administer HDIVC? ANSWER: G6PD testing is complex but the basics are as follows: If you have a negative test of any of the three kinds you are free to proceed with oxidative therapies. The three test modalities are: 1. Qualitative …

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G6PD IS IT REALLY LOW? CONT

QUESTION: I have a patient with a low G6PD quantative test. Is it really a genetic deficiency or can I treat them? ANSWER: Basically there are two options: 1- it is a true deficiency and you find this out on repeat testing. 2- it is transient (which is common) and after treatment with antioxidants, on …

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