Washed cells are incubated with aminolevulinic acid as substrate and the series I and III porphyrin isomers formed are measured. The proportion of series III isomers formed in relation to total porphyrins (I + III isomers) represents the uroporphyrinogen III synthase activity. The values are reported as Relative Units.(Unpublished Mayo method)
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