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Test ID: ZG783

Protoporphyrins, Fractionation Washed RBCs

  • CPT Code: 31891
  • LOINC:
  • Specimen Type: Green
  • Frequency: Setup: Mon-Friday; analytic time 2 days
  • Instructions: Draw full green top, Centrifuge and record total volume and volume of packed cells. Wash 2 times. Resuspend in 0.9% saline.
  • Text: Useful For: Establishing a biochemical diagnosis of erythropoietic protoporphyria;Differential diagnosis of chronic intoxication from exposure to a variety of causes including heavy metals and chemicals. Abstinence from alcohol for at least 24 hrs is essential for accurate results.
  • Methodology: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Fluorescence Detection Includes quantitation of zinc protoporphyrins and free protoporphyrins

 

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