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UROPORPHYRINOGEN DECARBOXYLASE (Upg D), ERYTHROCYTES

Synonym

UPG Decarboxylase - UPGD

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours. Include a list of medications the patient is currently taking and forward with the specimen.

Collect

Whole Blood, one 5.0 mL green (sodium heparin) top tube

Handling

Draw a full, green-top (heparin) tube and place on wet ice immediately. Specimen must arrive at Legacy Central Laboratory before 12 noon. Friday draws are not accepted.

Minimum Volume

3.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Frozen whole blood

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Note

Specimen must arrive at Mayo Medical Laboratory within 48 hours of draw.

Performed

Tues, Thur

Method

HPLC/Incubation of Lysed Erythrocytes

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (8599)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82657

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:45 AM


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