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Porphyrin Profile Faeces

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:FAPORP
Specimen Types:Faeces
Container Types:
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

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

When abnormal concentrations of porphyrins are found, individual porphyrins will be identified and quantitated.

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