|Laboratory:||Clinical Biochemistry (METABOLIC)|
PORPHOBILINOGEN (PBG) - (U)
Test Code: PBG
Test Indications: First-order test for evaluation of a suspected acute porphyria: acute intermittent porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria, and variegate porphyria.
Method: Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) by the Metabolic Lab (HSC). This is a laboratory developed test.
For questions/information: Call Metabolic Lab at 204-787-4530 and ask for the Biochemical Geneticist.
1 - Urine Collection 12 mL Tube - Collect a random urine specimen. Collected in a container protected from light, without preservative.
This collection is not suitable for urinary Porphyrins
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 5.0 mL
Store and ship refrigerated or frozen to the Metabolic Lab (HSC). Protected from light.
1 - 8 y: 0.1-1.4
9 - 17 y: 0.2-1.0
> 17 y: < 1.0
Within 2 Weeks
If you have any questions, please communicate with the Metabolic Lab (HSC): 204-787-4530
Reject due to: Not protected from light, preservative, not refrigerated or frozen.
Stability: 7 days (refrigerated or frozen)
Manufacturer: Sarstedt Canada Inc. (vendor)