Glutathione, Blood

Alphabetical Test listing

Glutathione, Blood-994

This sendout test is restricted and cannot be ordered, collected or sent by Allina Health unless an exception has been approved in advance.   

Rare exceptions for approved clinical indications require pathologist review through Client Services before placing an order or collecting a specimen.

Orders or specimens received without pre-approval will be cancelled.  

Glutathione, Blood
Glutathione, Total
Total glutathione
Glutathione Synthase
Reduced Glutathione, Blood
  • Evaluation of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, favism or chronic or episodic hemolysis or jaundice
  • Evaluation for gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase deficiency (OMIM 230450)
  • Evaluation for glutathione synthetase deficiency causing hemolytic anemia (OMIM 231900)
  • Evaluation for generalized glutathione synthetase deficiency with 5-oxoprolinuria (OMIM 266130)
Whole blood ACD-B
6 mL
1 mL

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inverting 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting


Send specimen in original tube.

Do not transfer blood to other containers.


Refrigerated – 20 days

  • Gross hemolysis
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (GSH): R-NX
Mo - Fr
10 - 13 days

Kinetic Spectrophotometry


≥ 12 months: 46.9 - 90.1 mg/dL RBC

Reference values have not been established for patients who are <12 months of age.