Porphobilinogen deaminase - red cell
Last updated: Thursday, 25, March, 2004
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|Specimen||5 ml blood in lithium heparin tube.|
| Reference Interval|
Varies with method: generally 500-800 mU/L.
|Application||Confirmation of acute intermittent porphyria and diagnosis of asymptomatic family members.|
Levels are usually decreased by up to 50% in patients with acute intermittent porphyria. However, some patients may have values within the reference interval.
Not all persons with the genetic defect have a history of clinical disease.
|Reference||Lecha M et al. Dermatol Ther. 2003; 16(1): 65-72.|