Detect porphyrias and porphyrinurias. Acute intermittent porphyria is characterized by excretion of porphobilinogen and aminolevulinic acid in urine during acute attacks but not during latency. Increased porphobilinogen may be caused also by variegate porphyria or hereditary coproporphyria. Increased urine values are seen in the intoxication porphyrias (heavy metals, halogenated solvents, certain drugs).
No special preparation is needed for Porphobilinogen Quantitative Random Urine. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Porphobilinogen Quantitative Random Urine. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||0.0 - 8.8 micromol/L|