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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodePORS
Method

Extraction, Spectrophotometric scan

External Price$26.16(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Nil

Patient SpecimenFresh faecal sample protected from light
Paediatric Specimen1 gm faeces (approx)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions1 gm faeces, walnut size sample Protect from light. Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLFridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0332
Test AvailabilityBatched weekly - urgent tests by arrangement
Turnaround Time1 day - 2 weeks
Reference Interval

Reference Range <200umol/Kg dry weight

Additional Information

Porphyrins are very light sensitive. Place sample pottle into a brown paper bag or wrap in foil.

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 Number3376

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