Item Value
Test name Porphyrins, Fractionated, Urine
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run Monday-Friday. Turnaround time: 3-6 days.
Performed by Quest
Normal range
Tetracarboxylporphyrins (Coproporphyrins) ≤ 155 µg/d
Pentacarboxylporphyrins ≤ 4.7 µg/d
Hexacarboxylporphyrins ≤ 0.9 µg/d
Heptacarboxylporphyrins ≤ 6.8 µg/d
Octacarboxylporphyrins (Uroporphyrins) 3.3-29.5 µg/d
Total porphyrins 12-190 µg/d
Container type Brown 24 hour urine collection container

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Amount to Collect Entire 24 hour urine output
Collection Instructions IMPORTANT: Refrigerate container and protect from light (place in brown paper bag or wrap with aluminum foil) during and after collection.

Note: This assay does not include urinary porphobilinogen which, if desired, must be ordered separately.
Sample type 24 hour urine collection

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667