19 Biochemicals

G6PD Assay Kit-WST

G6PD Assay Kit-WST

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Activity Assay Kit

  • Does not react with hemoglobin
  • Results can be seen visually
  • Can be used with plate reader assay
  • Product code
    G256  G6PD Assay Kit-WST
Unit size Price Item Code
100 assays $Call for price G256-10
500 assays $Call for price G256-12
100 assays ・Substrate Mixture
・Dye Mixture
2 ml x 1
2 ml x 1
500 assays ・Substrate Mixture
・Dye Mixture
2 ml x 5
2 ml x 5


Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is one of the most common human enzyme defects. Individuals with the condition may exhibit hemolytic anemia caused by medications such as Primaquine, anti-malaria drug, Hydroxychloroquine*. Dojindo’s G6PD Assay Kit-WST utilizes a water-soluble tetrazolium salt WST-8 that produces water-soluble formazan with an intense orange color at 460 nm. G6PD activity in a whole blood sample can be monitored visually by the color intensity. The kit achieves a very simple and rapid assay for screening of G6PD activity.

*The kit is for research use only.

*Please click this link regarding Hydroxychloroquine.

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Open References

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Handling and storage condition

Handling and storage condition
-20°C,Protect from light

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