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Porphyrin Profile Blood

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:POR
Specimen Types:Blood
Plasma
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:20 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Two (2x) collection tubes required
Retrospective testing not possible.

Adequate clinical notes, plus requests and samples for urine porphyrins and for faecal porphyrins should be supplied as well as blood. 

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Protect from Light
Send to lab immediately
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service