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Test ID: ZG471

Porphyrins, Stool

  • CPT Code: 84126
  • LOINC:
  • Specimen Type: Stool
  • Frequency: Setup: Mon-Fri; analytic time 4 days
  • Instructions: 48, 72, or 96 hour stool collection. 24 hr is ok if over 100g. Send entire collection, frozen. Include list of medications.
  • Text: No laxatives or enemas within 24hrs of start of collection. No red meat or aspirin 3 days prior or during collection. Useful for Evaluation of persons with signs or symptoms suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda, hereditary coproporphyria, variegate porphyria, congenital erythropoietic porphyria, or erythropoietic protoporphyria.
  • Methodology: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Porphyrins are quantified by fluorescence.

 

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