PORPHYRINS, plasma (087-7408)
CPT 4 Code: 84311
Test Includes: Neutral pH fluorescence spectrum if increased
Test Order Mnemonic: Porphyrin-P
Lab: Porphyrin Laboratory
Request Form: Miscellaneous slip
Collection: Routine venipuncture
Storage Instructions: Centrifuge the specimen, remove plasma from red cells, protect plasma from light and refrigerate. Shipping Instructions
Causes for Rejection: Sample not protected from light; sample hemolyzed or contaminated with red cells.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at Sample Management, 5.136 McCullough or from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday at Room 3.102, Ewing Hall.
Turnaround Time: Routine; test is performed weekly.
Specimen: Whole blood or Plasma
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Green top tube (heparin)
Reference Range: 0 0.9 mg/dL
Reviewed by Chul Lee, PhD 11/22/11