Hematology and Coagulation

PORPHYRIAS (MLS)

Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Aasne Karine Aarsand, MD, PhD

Learning objectives:

  • Describe basic principles of porphyrias
  • Explain porphyrin and heme biosynthesis
  • Explain autosomal dominant acute porphyrias
  • Describe porphyria cutanea tarda
  • Describe erythropoietic protoporphyria
  • Recognize ultra rare porphyrias
  • Explain porphyria diagnostics
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