Erythrocyte porphyrin (EP), whole blood

Alphabetical Test listing

Erythrocyte porphyrin (EP), whole blood-994

  
Erythrocyte porphyrin (EP), whole blood
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Free erythrocyte porphyrin
Porphyrins (FEP)
Protoporphyrin, free erythrocyte (FEP) Protoporphyrins, total, erythrocytes
RBC Porphyrins
Red blood cell porphyrins
  

Screen for erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) in patients with cutaneous photosensitivity.

  
EDTA whole blood, metal free
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment.
  2. Transfer whole blood to an Amber transfer vial/tube - 12 mL (LabCorp)
  
  

Refrigerated – 2 weeks (preferred)

Frozen – 1 month

Ambient – NO

  
  • Specimens not collected in EDTA
  • Clotted specimens
  
ARUP (0020610) via Labcorp (009985): R-NX
  
Mo, We, Sa
  
4 days
  

Fluorometry

  

0 - 35 µg/dL

  
84202
  
07/21/2021
  
07/26/2021
  
07/21/2021