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PORPHOBILINOGEN (PBG) DEAMINASE, ERYTHROCYTE

Mnemonic

PBG-D

Guidelines

Useful in family studies to determine risk for acute intermittent porphyria (AIP).

Please provide Hemoglobin result if available.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL whole blood

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Body fluid other than EDTA preserved whole blood. Clotted specimens.

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Thu

Reported

2-8 days

Method

Quantitative Enzymatic/Fluorometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (99550)

Reference Values

CPT Codes

82657

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:04 AM


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