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Test ID: PBGD_    
Porphobilinogen Deaminase (PBGD), Whole Blood

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Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

88925

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Conditional

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirmation of a diagnosis of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP)

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

Useful for diagnosis during latent periods of acute intermittent porphyria. Porphobilinogen deaminase, also known as uroporphyrinogen I synthase, is commonly confused with uroporphyrinogen III synthase, the enzyme deficient in congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP). For CEP cases, order UPGC / Uroporphyrinogen III Synthase (Co-Synthase) (UPG III S), Erythrocytes.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Porphyria (Acute) Testing Algorithm

-Porphyria (Cutaneous) Testing Algorithm

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzymatic End point/Spectrofluorometric

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

PBG Deaminase, WB

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
AIP (Acute Intermittent Porphyria)
HMBS (Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase)
Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase (HMBS)
Uroporphyrinogen I Synthase