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Porphyrins, Total, Plasma (10290)


High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPL-C)

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Thursday

Standard TAT

5-10 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)

Collection Instructions

Protect from light. Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or serum collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 8 Hours; Refrigerated: 8 Hours; Frozen: 90 Days

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Not light protected; Serum separator tube (SST)

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.4 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Avoid hemolysis. Protect from light.

CPT Codes