CPT 4 Code:
Test Order Mnemonic: PBG-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.
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: 1.5 mL
Container: Green top tube (heparin)
Reference Range: 0 - 0.1 mg/mL
Reviewed by Chul Lee, PhD 11/22/11