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Porphobilinogen - Quantitative in Trimulgherry

Also known as PBG, Quant.
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Test Preparation
  1. The urine sample must preferably be the first-morning midstream urine (part of urine that comes after the first and before the last stream). Collect the urine sample in a sealed and sterile screw-capped container provided by our sample collection professional. Ensure that the urethral area (from where the urine is passed) is clean & the container doesn't come in contact with your skin. Women are advised not to give the sample during the menstrual period unless prescribed.

Understanding Porphobilinogen - Quantitative in Trimulgherry

What is Porphobilinogen - Quantitative in Trimulgherry?

Porphobilinogen, Quantitative test helps detect acute porphyrias such as acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). AIP is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by sudden changes (mutations) in porphobilinogen deaminase (PBGD), an enzyme that helps in hemoglobin formation. An acute attack usually presents with symptoms suggestive of gastrointestinal disturbances, such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting along with occasional neuropsychiatric manifestations like peripheral neuropathy, and seizures. A few other symptoms that may be experienced include increased heart rate (tachycardia), dark-colored urine, etc. These symptoms may get precipitated by the use of certain medicines, infections, alcohol, infections, low caloric intake, reproductive hormone changes, etc. Avoiding precipitating factors and regular monitoring are some ways to prevent acute attacks of AIP.

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