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Porphyrias tests

Tests could include:

  • History and Physical Exam
  • Quantitative Urine Porphyrin Level
  • Urine porphyrins (metabolism substance) analysis
  • Urine porphobilinogen (metabolism substance) level
  • Blood erythrocyte PBG deaminase level
  • Urinalysis
  • Porphyrin measurement, total, erythrocytes
  • Blood porphyrin DNA analysis (procedure)
  • Stool Examination
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