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Porphyrin Profile Urine

Alternative Names:Porphobilinogen
PBG
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:UPOR
Specimen Types:Urine random
Container Types:
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Urine, Blood and Faeces should be collected for a thorough investigation of porphyrias.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Protect from Light
Assay Frequency:Daily
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
Additional Notes:

Urgent Sendaway (incl. OOHrs) - send to Melbourne Health Pathology

Screen: continuously available 24/7    Quantitative: performed weekly