Extraction and Scanning Spectrofluorometry
Monitoring treatment of patients with porphyria cutanea tarda.
< or = 1.0 mcg/dL
2 - 5 days
Patient should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to specimen collection. Please forward a list of medications the patient is currently taking with the specimen. Collect specimen in a green top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze. Protect specimen from light.
Protect specimen from light.
If total porphyrins are >1.0 mcg/dL, then Porphyrins, Fractionation, Plasma (PFP) will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.