Porphyrins urine testUrine uroporphyrin; Urine coproporphyrin; Porphyria - uroporphyrin
Porphyrins are natural chemicals in the body that help form many important substances in the body. One of these is hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen in the blood.
Porphyrins can be measured in the urine or blood. This article discusses the urine test.
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