FQPPS - Overview: Porphyrins, Feces

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Test Name

Test ID: FQPPS    
Porphyrins, Feces

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

Evaluation of patients who present with signs or symptoms suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda, hereditary coproporphyria, variegate porphyria, congenital erythropoietic porphyria, erythropoietic protoporphyria, or X-linked dominant protoporphyria

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


Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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 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

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Porphyrins are quantified by fluorescence.

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

Porphyrins, F

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

Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (CEP)
Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP)
Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP)
Hexacarboxyl porphyrins
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)
Porphyrin isomers
Variegate Porphyria (VP)
X-linked Dominant Protoporphyria (XLDPP or XDP)