Webinar: Pre-analytic Requirements for the investigation of Porphyria in Patients
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Nadia Brazil, Chief Medical Scientist in the Porphyrin Laboratory within St James Biochemistry. The Porphyrin Laboratory at St James is the only laboratory in Ireland which analyses samples for the investigation of Porphyrias. St James has had a Porphyria laboratory for almost 40 years and in this time extensive expertise has been built up. A database of families with Porphyrias has been collated over the years which aids our investigations and may help with identification and follow up of previously undiagnosed family members. We are members of both BIPNET (British and Porphyria network) and EPNET (European Porphyria Network). EPNET not only covers the European Porphyria laboratories but also has members in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Taiwan and the US. We collaborate with our colleagues both in the UK and Europe to standardize analysis and reporting from our laboratories to give the best outcomes for our patients.