PORPHOBILINOGEN (PBG) DEAMINASE, ERYTHROCYTE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Send 3.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) frozen. SEND HEMOGLOBIN RESULT WITH SAMPLE.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: K2EDTA (pink)

Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen, specimens other than EDTA whold blood.

Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic/Fluorometry

Stability
Room temperature: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Froen: 1 month

Reference Range
Adult: 2.10-4.30 mU/g Hb

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-9 days
Test CodePBGDE
CPT-4 Code (s)
82657
LOINC Codes
Porphobilinogen Deaminase RBC:   49228-0  
Hemoglobin:   718-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory