Porphobilinogen deaminase, RBC


Test Information

Test Name

Porphobilinogen deaminase, RBC

Synonyms

PBGD, Uroporphyrinogen I-Synthase, HMB Synthase, Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (light protected)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Processing Information

Registration Code

MISS

Notes

  • Test is not done as a screening test for AIP, only done if other porphyrin screening tests are positive and AIP is indicated
  • Clotted blood and heparinised blood are unacceptable

Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Send ambient, protected from light

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