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.
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)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

CRITICAL FROZEN.

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

Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

If total porphyrins are greater than 1.0 mcg/dL then fractionation will be performed. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84311; if reflexed, add 82542

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0092011 Porphyrins Total, Plasma 2815-9
2006594 Porphyins Total - Review 59465-5
2006595 Porphyrins Total - Interpretation 50595-8
* 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)
Porphyrins, Total with Reflex to Porphyrins Fractionation, Plasma

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