Porphyrin (urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Porphyrin (urine)

Synonyms

urine porphyrin screen, pbg, acute porphyrin screen, porphobilinogen, porphuria screen, total porphyrin screen

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine (protect from light)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Urine specimen best taken at time of symptoms

Processing Information

Registration Code

UPOR

Notes

  • Protect from light by wrapping the specimen in foil

  • DO NOT aliquot

  • Freeze and send the frozen specimen in yellow pottle


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Notes

All screen positive specimens will be forwarded to LabPlus for confirmation by HPLC

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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