Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme found in the body that plays a crucial role in the metabolism of glucose, specifically in the pentose phosphate pathway (also known as the hexose monophosphate shunt). The primary function of G6PD is to catalyze the conversion of glucose-6-phosphate to 6-phosphoglucono-??-lactone, while simultaneously reducing the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+) to its reduced form, NADPH. This reaction is the first and rate-limiting step in the pentose phosphate pathway.
The G6PD Test (Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase) cost is Rs.700, although it is now available for Rs.500 because of the offer.