Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry  (METABOLIC)
Test Name:
Test Code: PBG
Clinical Information:
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.  
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
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
Specimen Required:
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 5.0 mL

Store refrigerated.

Store and ship refrigerated or frozen to the Metabolic Lab (HSC). Protected from light.
Reference Values:
                        μmol/mmol creatinine
1 - 8 y:              0.1-1.4
9 - 17 y:            0.2-1.0
> 17 y:              < 1.0        
Within 2 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
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)