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Alias Names: PBG, Urine
Methodology: Ion Exchange Chromatography/Spectrometry (IEC/S)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Saturday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 84110-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: 24-hour or random urine in a light protected container. DO NOT USE PRESERVATIVES. Refrigerate during collection.
Handling: 10 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24-hour collection. Freeze. Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipping.
Stability: 4 days refrigerated or 30 days frozen. Unstable ambient.
Standard Volume: 10 mL urine.
Minimum Volume: 3.5 mL urine.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipping.
Rejection Criteria: Ambient specimen; specimen exposed to strong light.

Reference Range:
Porphobilinogen, Urine 0.0-8.8 µmol/L
Porphobilinogen, 24-hour urine 0.0-11.0 µmol/L
Creatinine, 24-hour urine Age Male Female
3-8 years 140-700 mg/d 140-700 mg/d
9-12 years 300-1300 mg/d 300-1300 mg/d
13-17 years 500-2300 mg/d 400-1600 mg/d
18-50 years 1000-2500 mg/d 700-1600 mg/d
51-80 years 800-2100 mg/d 500-1400 mg/d
>80 years 600-2000 mg/d 400-1300 mg/d

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