Item Value
Test name Porphyrins, Fecal
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test performed Wednesday. Turnaround: 3-10 days.
Performed by ARUP
Patient Preparation The patient should be off medications, if possible, for at least 1 wk prior to sample collection.
Normal range
Coproporphyrin 0-45 nmol/g dry weight
Protoporphyrin 0-100 nmol/g dry weight
Container type Urine cup wrapped in foil
Amount to Collect 5 g stool
Collection Instructions Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Freeze specimen and wrap in foil immediately after collection.
Sample type Random stool

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