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Free Protoporphyrin, Erythrocytes

Test ID: PORPHQ E

Test

Method

Fluorescence Spectrophotometry

Report Includes

Free Protoporphyrin

Specimens

Whole blood (EDTA)

Test Location

The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6

Test Version

16-Jun-2023

Specimen

Specimens

Whole blood (EDTA)

Sample Volume

2 mL

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Protect specimen from light - transfer in amber vial.

Additional Information

Hematocrit must be provided to allow calculation ofresult. Specimen may be frozen after measurement of hematocrit. Other anticoagulants and clotted specimens are unacceptable.

Stability

Refrigerated 2 Weeks
Frozen 2 Months

Test Version

16-Jun-2023

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Fluorescence Spectrophotometry

Turnaround Time

10 days

Results

Name Units Reference Range Conversion Factor
Free Protoporphyrin µmol/L Erc.
  • Adult: 0.40 - 1.00
  • Porphyrin reference values are not available for individuals 17 y and younger.
µg/dL x 0.178

Test Location

The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6

Test Version

16-Jun-2023

Interface / Setup

Test Version

16-Jun-2023