PORPHYRINS, EVALUATION, WHOLE BLOOD

Synonyms: Coproporphyrin; Erythrocyte Porphyrin; Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP); Free Erythrocyte Porphyrin (FEB); Heptacarboxyl Porphyrin; Pentacarboxyl Porphyrin; Protoporphyrin; Uroporphyrin; Hexacarboxyl Porphyrin; Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (CEP)
Computer Code: (CMISC)
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (sodium heparin green top tube). Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to draw. Place immediately on wet ice. Requires genetic consent. Protect from light.
Minimum Volume: 3 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain Whole Blood refrigerated. Min 3 mL.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): varies
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII