Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PBGU    
Porphobilinogen, Quantitative, Random, Urine

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

First-order test for evaluation of a suspected acute porphyria: acute intermittent porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria, and variegate porphyria

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 Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis

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

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Porphobilinogen, QN, Random, U

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

Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP)
PBG (Porphobilinogen)
Variegate Porphyria (VP)