CPOXZ - Overview: CPOX Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CPOXZ    
CPOX Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Confirmation of hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) for patients with clinical features


This test should be ordered only for individuals with symptoms suggestive of HCP. Asymptomatic patients with a family history of HCP should not be tested until a mutation has been identified in an affected family member.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CULFBFibroblast Culture for Genetic TestYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If skin biopsy is received, fibroblast culture for genetic test will be added and charged separately.


See Porphyria (Acute) Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Amplification/DNA Sequencing

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


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

CPOX Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
AIP (Acute Intermittent Porphyria)
HCP (Hereditary Coproporphyria)
Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP)