Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
Protoporphyrins, Fractionation, RBC
Soft Order Code
PPFWE

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Synonyms

Protoporphyrins, Fractionation, Washed Erythrocytes

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Fluorescence Detection

Test Usage

Establishing a biochemical diagnosis of erythropoietic protoporphyria and X-linked dominant protoporphyria.

Reference Range

Free Protoporphyrin: <20 mcg/dL packed cells; Zinc-Complexed Protoporphyrin: <60 mcg/dL packed cells.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Normal Volume
3 mL washed erythrocyte suspension
Minimum Volume
1 mL washed erythrocyte suspension

Billing Information

CPT Code
82542
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.