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Porphyrin Profile Blood (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Plasma Porphyrin
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SMH
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature
Protect from light
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Protect from Light
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Protect from light
Store at 4'C
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Send-away department: the test requires approval by Pathologist.