We present a method to determine glucose 6-phosphate activity. This assay measures the rate of glucose released in the glucose-6-phosphatase reaction. The glucose is oxidized to beta-D-gluconolactone by glucose dehydrogenase in a coupled reaction that uses NAD(P)+. The determination is rapid, reproducible, and does not require withdrawal, precipitation, centrifugation, or neutralization steps. This method provides a simple resolution to the problem of the nonspecific appearance of Pi, which is especially important in studies of regulation of glucose-6-phosphatase performed in the presence of ATP.