Test Catalog

Test ID: FQPPS    
Porphyrins, Feces

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of patients who present with signs or symptoms suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda, hereditary coproporphyria, variegate porphyria, congenital erythropoietic porphyria, erythropoietic protoporphyria, or X-linked dominant protoporphyria

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Porphyria (Acute) Testing Algorithm

-Porphyria (Cutaneous) Testing Algorithm

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Porphyrins are quantified by fluorescence.

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Porphyrins, F

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (CEP)
Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP)
Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP)
Hexacarboxyl porphyrins
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)
Porphyrin isomers
Variegate Porphyria (VP)
X-linked Dominant Protoporphyria (XLDPP or XDP)