Test directory: Porphyrins, Fractionated, Plasma

Ordering Code5566
Test NamePorphyrins, Fractionated, Plasma
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerSodium Heparin (Green)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsProtect from light
Do Not use PST or SST
Avoid hemolysis.
Handling InstructionsSeparate and freeze immediately
Transfer specimen in an Amber Transport Tube or FOIL aliquot to protect from light.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 8 Hours
Frozen: 3 Months
Rejection CriteriaNot protected from light, Hemolyzed, Received ambient or refrigerated at reference lab, Thawed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
UroporphyrinALLSee report.
HeptacarboxyporphyrinALLSee report.
HexacarboxyporphyrinALLSee report.
PentacarboxyporphyrinALLSee report.
CoproporphyrinALLSee report.
ProtoporphyrinALLSee report.
Total PorphyrinsALLSee report.
InterpretationALLSee report.