Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Porphyrin Precursors, Random Urine

Test Name: Porphyrin Precursors, Random Urine
Alternate Name(s): ALA
D-ALA
PBG
Aminolevulinic acid
Delta-aminolevulinic acid
Porphobilinogen
Precursor porphyrins
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Random Urine
Collection Information: Collect urine in a sterile container with no preservative. Protect from light.

Minimum volume of urine required is 20 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
14 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Creatinine (Cr): reference interval not available for random urine
Delta-aminolevulinic acid: 1.0-5.0 Ámol/mmol Cr
Porphobilinogen: 0.1-0.8 Ámol/mmol Cr

Reference intervals are for adults only and are not available for individuals 17 years of age or younger.
Effective Date: 2011-11-09
Revised Date: 2021-07-05
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Storage & Shipment: Store and ship urine frozen and protected from light.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PBGU
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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