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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Biochemistry

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Porphobilinogen (Urine)

Also known as: PBG

Specimen requirements

Sample type: Urine (Universal)

Collection requirements: Keep protected from light. Specimens should be collected during an attack.

Cost

Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method

Spectrophotometry

Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

John Radcliffe Hospital

Reference intervals

Female

All ages: 0 - 1.5 µmol/mmol creatinine

Male

All ages: 0 - 1.5 µmol/mmol creatinine