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Porphyrins, Total with Reflex to Porphyrins Fractionation, Plasma
2006593
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PORPH TOT
Methodology
Qualitative Extraction/Scanning Spectrofluorometry/Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed
Varies
Reported
5-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. 
Collect
Green (sodium heparin). Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Protect from light. Transfer 3 mL plasma to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. Specimens not protected from light. 
Remarks
Include a current list of patient medications. 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
By Report
Interpretive Data
N/A

Note
If total porphyrins are greater than 1.0 mcg/dL then fractionation will be performed. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
84311; if reflexed, add 82542
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0092011Porphyrins Total, Plasma2815-9
2006594Porphyins Total - Review59465-5
2006595Porphyrins Total - Interpretation50595-8
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (CEP)
  • Coproporphyrin, EPP
  • Erythropoietic Protophyria (EPP)
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)
  • Protoporphyrin, Uroporphyrin
  • Variegate Porphyria
  • X-linked Dominant Protoporphyria (XLDPP or XDP)

Performed at Mayo