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Last Updated: May 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Porphobilinogen, Urine Quantitative

  • Timed Urine in Timed Urine Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
  • 2 mL (Min:1.5 mL) Timed Urine in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:1.5 mL) Random Urine in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • 24 HR Urine Collection Preferred
  • Keep Specimen Refrigerated During Collection
  • Protect from Light
  • State Collection Time
  • State Volume
  • Protect from light. Transfer 2 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to Amber Transport Tubes. Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and test request form.

    Appropriate test to rule out acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) and other acute attack types of porphyrias associated with neurologic and/or psychiatric symptoms.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Body fluids other than urine.
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Ion Exchange Chromatography/Spectrophotometry
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 84110
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
  • 93008 - CREAT, UR
  • 93009 - CREATININE
  • 93203 - PBG, URINE
  • 93204 - PBG, URINE
  • 93388 - URINE VOLUME
  • 95012 - PBG INTERP
  • 95013 - PBG, URINE RATIO
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