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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodePBGD
Method

Manual enzymatic analysis

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Test is not done as a screening test for AIP, only done if other porphyrin screening tests are postive and AIP is indicated

External Price$228.73(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Nil

Patient Specimen5 mL EDTA blood
Paediatric Specimen1 mL EDTA blood
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient, protected from light
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions1 mL EDTA blood Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLProtect from light. Fridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time1 - 2 weeks
Additional Information

Clotted blood and heparinised blood are unacceptable.

For adequate screening tests for porphyria we require:

Blood: 2-5 ml heparinised blood (T34)
Urine: 10-15 ml fresh random specimen
Faeces: A stool minimum 10 g (walnut size)
Specimens should be wrapped in foil, placed in a paper bag and not exposed to direct sunlight.

Delphic Number Test Number4854

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