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Porphyrias tests
Porphyrias

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
  • The porphyrias are a group of rare diseases that cause problems in the skin and nervous system. Porphyrias occur when the body accumulates too many porphyrins. Usually, your body makes a small amount of porphyrins when it produces heme. Heme is an...
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  • A urinalysis is a laboratory test to detect problems with your body that can show signs in your urine. Learn about the procedure and how to prepare.
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  • Your doctor can use a fecal culture to learn about the bacteria in your digestive tract and diagnose bacterial infections. Learn what it involves.
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  • If your doctor suspects you have a parasitic infection, they may order a stool ova and parasites (O&P) test. Learn what this low-risk procedure involves.
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