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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Porphobilinogen urine

Synonyms

urine porphyrin screen
PBG
Acute porphyria screen

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$37.57

Price Comment

The price of this test is included in the Urine Porphyrin screen

Constituent Tests

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Fresh random urine, nil preservative. Protect from light. Best taken at time of symptoms.

Sample Delivery to Lab

Protect from light

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Instructions

Please send pottle, not tube aliquot. Require minimum of 10ml

Aliquot Transport

Frozen, protect from light

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Weekly

Laboratory Turnaround Time

1 week

Method

Manual

Reference Interval

Screen: Nil detected.

Reference Interval Attachments

Additional Information

PBG is performed as part of the urine porphyrin screen.
This is a screening method only. Screen positive samples are referred for confirmation and quantification

Porphyrin screening requires testing of urine, faeces and blood, ideally collected when symptomatic.

Minimum Volume

10 mL

Electronic Information

Registration Code

PORUP

HL7Mapping Code

$PBGU