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Porphobilinogen - Urine

Alternate names:
PBG
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
PORU
Specimen types:
Urine
Container types:
UrineUrine
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Fresh random urine required.

Protect from light and deliver to laboratory immediately.

Notes:

If Acute Intermittent Porphyria is suspected, it is important to collect urine during an acute episode of abdominal pain.

Frequency:
Fortnightly
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 weeks
Reference Interval:

Negative

Laboratory Use Only
External Laboratory:
Royal Melbourne Hospital
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