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Porphyrins Screen (urine)

£119

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Porphyrins Screen (urine)

About this test

Porphyria is an inherited disorder in which the body produces too much of the chemical porphyrin. Porphyrin is essential to make the part of blood that carries oxygen (Haem). Any circulating porphyrin the body doesn't use is excreted in urine and stool.

When the body produces and excretes too much porphyrin, as happens with porphyria, not enough haem remains to keep a person healthy. Porphyria affects either the nervous system or the skin.

Attacks can be triggered by drugs (barbiturates, tranquillisers, contraceptive pills, sedatives) as well as chemicals, certain foods, and exposure to the sun.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your urine sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Urine sample collection kit

We will send you your Porphyrins Screen (urine) urine test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your urine sample in the comfort of your own home.

Postage & packaging

Your Porphyrins Screen (urine) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your urine sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your urine sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your urine sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range urine test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Porphyrins Screen (urine) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Porphyrins Screen (urine) test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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