Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Ship specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this specimen collection. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.
Decrease fluid intake to avoid excessive dilution of the urine:
- For adults, restrict intake to three 8 oz. glasses or less for 24 hours
- Make sure that no more than 8 oz. of this is consumed after 8:00 PM the evening prior to urine collection.
Do not collect urine during menstruation.
Please keep specimen out of excess light and heat. Storing specimen in the amber vial in the freezer or with an ice pack provides specimen stability. Vial contains preservative - Do Not RinseResults:
7-10 Business DaysNote: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.Description:
The Porphyrins Profile can help identify the severity of heavy metal toxicity or organic chemical exposure in patients. Chemical exposure and a heavy toxic burden can have physiological effects resulting in impaired metabolism and cellular function.