Porphobilinigen Quantitative, Urine

Diagnostic Use

Clinical suspicion of acute porphyria.
May include otherwise unexplained abdominal pain, neurological or psychotic features, skin lesions.

Quantitation of PBG is usually added by the laboratory when urine porphobilinogen (PBG) screen is positive.
It should be noted that borderline positive screens may result from a concentrated urine.
PBG quantitation makes allowance for the degree of urine concentration.

In some cases, it may be an appropriate test for latent acute intermittent porphyria (AIP).


Lipids/Trace Metals

Delphic Registration Code


Laboratory Handling


Urine protect from light, to Trace metals fridge.


PBG (Quantitative)

Turnaround Time

4 weeks

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