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Porphobilinogen Deaminase

Alternate Names
PBG Deaminase
Ordering Information

 

Please note this is not a screening test for porphyria.

To screen for acute porphyria in a symptomatic patient, request PBG in urine.

 

Cerner Test Name
PBG Deaminase
Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Container
EDTA (purple)
Collection Instruction
Send to the laboratory immediately
Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Once a fortnight
Reference Interval

This test is not performed within Austin Pathology. Please refer to interpretation on results report.

Test Code
PBGD
Container ID
EW
Storage Instructions
Store frozen at -20 deg C
Additional (Storage) Instructions

CSR: If urine collected, please refer to instructions for urine porphyrin screen (UPOR).

Transport Instructions
Transport frozen
External Laboratory
Biochemistry, Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service