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

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

All porphyrin tests on whole blood can be performed on 1 draw tube.

 

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green top (sodium heparin)

Acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA) or green top (lithium heparin)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours.

2. Immediately place specimen on wet ice.

Additional Information: Include a list of medications the patient is currently taking.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Ambient or frozen whole blood

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodRefrigerated7 days