Urine Porphyrins FMV

Test Details

Lab Company: Doctor's Data
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location:  At Home

The Urine Porphyrins test measures the levels of various urinary porphyrins to help diagnose a variety of diseases, including genetic disorders, metabolic diseases, and toxic chemical. These instructions are for the first morning void test.             

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • If you are taking antibiotics, finish the medication course, wait 48 hours, and then collect your sample. 
  • Avoid non-essential supplements and medications 48 hours prior to collection.
  • Do not consume excessive amounts of liquid the day before collection. 
  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • You will be collecting your first morning urination.
  • The sample can only be shipped Monday - Friday.
  • The sample and the provided ice pack should be frozen for at least 6 hours prior to shipping. 
    • Keep in the freezer until you ship. 
  • Do not use a FedEx drop box to ship your sample.

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Preparation & Timing

  • If you are taking antibiotics, finish the medication course, wait 48 hours, and then collect your sample. 
  • Avoid non-essential supplements and medications 48 hours prior to collection.
    • Do not discontinue any prescription medications without consulting your healthcare provider. 
  • Do not consume excessive amounts of liquid the day before collection. 
  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • You will be collecting your first morning urination.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Immediately upon waking, collect your first morning urination in the specimen collection cup.
  2. Pour the urine into the amber specimen vial
    1. Fill the vial to the top of the white label. 
    2. Do NOT underfill or overfill.
  3. Close the vial tightly. 
  4. Write your name, date of birth, and the date of collection on the specimen vial. 
  5. Place the vial in the plastic ziplock bag and seal well. 
  6. Place the urine sample and the provided gel ice pack in the freezer for at least 6 hours. 
    1. Keep in the freezer until you ship. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found here.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.
    • Make sure to note on the requisition form that you collected your first morning urination. 

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Shipping

  • Ship Monday - Friday only.
  • Freeze the ice pack for at least 6 hours prior to shipping. 
  • To prepare your samples for shipping,    
    • Place the vial in the plastic ziplock bag and seal well. 
    • Place the urine sample and provided gel ice pack in the freezer for at least 6 hours. Keep in the freezer until you ship. 
    • Place the styrofoam shell in the cardboard test kit box.
    • Place the frozen ice pack in the bottom of the styrofoam shell.
    • Place the plastic ziplock bag with the frozen sample into the styrofoam shell.
    • Close the styrofoam shell. 
    • Place the styrofoam shell in the cardboard shipping box. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form in the cardboard box.
    • Close the cardboard box.
    • Place the cardboard box in the FedEx Clinical Pak.
    • Fill in your information on the Billable Stamp and place it on the FedEx Clinical Pak. 
      • Keep the customer receipt so that you have the tracking number. 
  • Ship using FedEx. You can schedule a FedEx pickup by calling 1-800-463-3339
    • At the automated greeting, say, "schedule a pickup."
    • At the next prompt, say, "schedule a pickup with a label or stamp." 
    • You will be asked if the waybill says "stamp" - say, "yes."
    • Then give your address information. 
  • Do NOT place your sample in a FedEx drop box. 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 3-8 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Doctor's Data by calling 800-323-2784 or emailing support at info@doctorsdata.com.