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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Urine Porphobilinogen

Urine Porphobilinogen

Plain Universal

TestUrine Porphobilinogen
Common AbbreviationsUPBG
Tube typePlain Universal
Clinical IndicationInvestigation of suspected acute porphyria and acute abdominal pain of unknown cause.
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeRandom Urine
Minimum Volume10mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be protected from light
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time15 days Same day if required urgently
LaboratorySt James's University Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF 0113 206 4256
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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