PBGD_ - Overview: Porphobilinogen Deaminase (PBGD), Whole Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

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 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

Enzymatic End point/Spectrofluorometric

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

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