Total Plasma Porphyrins

Container Type

-Protected from light

(reflexes to Porphyrin Fractionation if Total Porphyrin is >1 mcg/dL)

Test ID LAB123
CPT Code(s) 84311, (82542, if reflexed)
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Referral Testing
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 5 mL green top tube/purple top acceptable; protected from light; see comments
Micro: 3 mL blood; protected from light
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory - Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Turnaround Time 3-6 days
Reference Range Normal: See separate report
Sample must be processed within 1 hour of collection.
Patient should abstain from alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to collection.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 19, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514