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This programme covers both quantitative and qualitative analysis of Porphobilinogen, Total Urine Porphyrin and Plasma Porphyrins with educational exercises included for every distribution.
The educational exercises include –
Three samples are distributed every quarterly (3 months), covering both normal and pathological ranges for both Plasma and Urine. 3 x 4.0mL Urine and 3 x 1.0mL Plasma. Samples are dispatched by first class mail with an “instructions for use” sheet to handle samples as for clinical specimens and protect from light. For this programme participants are allowed 3 weeks to return their results.
|Analyte||Approx. Range Covered|
|Porphobilinogen (PBG)||0 - 170||mmol/L|
|PBG / Creatinine Ratio||0 – >30||mmol/mmol|
|Total Urine Porphyrin (TUP)||0 - 4000||nmol/L|
|Quant TUP / Creat Ratio||0 - >500||nmol /mmol|
|Plasma Porphyrin||8 - 200||nmol/L|
|Faecal Porphyrin||35 - 700||nmol/g|