Porphobilinogen<sub>B</sub> Deaminase, Erythrocytes
Uroporphyrinogen synthase, Porphobilinogen (PBG) Deaminase, Erythrocytes , MAYO: PBGD, EPIC: LAB6637, SOFT: XPBG
- Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to specimen collection.
- Include a list of medications the patient is currently taking with the specimen.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One Green-top Sodium Heparin tube.
Also acceptable: One Green-top Lithium Heparin or Lavender-top EDTA tube.
Refrigerate specimen or place on wet ice immediately after collection and prior to transport.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Do not centrifuge or freeze. Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) whole blood immediately after collection and prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 3.0 mL whole blood, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 3.0 mL)
- Hemolyzed specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Results available in 3-5 days.
Confirmation of porphobilinogen deaminase deficiency porphyria or acute intermittent porphyria.
MAYO: PBGD, EPIC: LAB6637, SOFT: XPBG
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