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Test ID: PQNU    
Porphyrins, Quantitative, 24 Hour, Urine

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Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

An aliquot of urine is acidified and mesoporphyrin is added as an internal standard. Porphyrins in the acidified urine are separated by HPLC and the eluted porphyrins and internal standard are quantified by comparison of their fluorescence intensity to that of known porphyrin standards.(Ford RE, Ou C-N, Ellefson RD: Liquid chromatographic analysis for urinary porphyrins. Clin Chem 1981;27:397)

 

Porphobilinogen (PBG) in urine is quantified by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry after addition of stable isotope-labeled PBG internal standard and solid phase extraction.(Ford RE, Magera MJ, Kloke KM, et al: Quantitative measurement of porphobilinogen in urine by stable-isotope dilution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Clin Chem 2001 September;47[9]:1627-1632)

Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days (not reported on Saturday or Sunday)

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

1 week

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester