Germany

City: 

Duesseldorf

Name of Centre: 

European Porphyria Specialist Center

Full address: 

Dept. of Dermatology
Moorenstrasse 5
40225 Duesseldorf

Email: 

porphyriaspecialistremovecenter@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

Tel: 

049-0211-81-18327

Fax: 

049-0211-81-16584

Director: 

Dr. Norbert J. Neumann

Email: 

porphyriaspecialremoveistcenter@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

Tel: 

049-0211-81-18327

Activities: 

• Total Porphyrins in Urine, Erythrocytes, Plasma, Stool und Dialysate
• Porphyrin-Precursors (ALA und PBG) in Urine.
• HPLC in Urin, Stool, Plasma, Erythrocytes und Dialysate
including Isomeren I und  III-separation
• Fluoreszenzspectrometical analysis in Erythrocytes und Plasma to differentiate between the porphyria-diseases
• Familiy diagnostic
• Enzymatic activities in Erythrocytes/Lymphocytes:
◦ URO-I-Synthase in Erythrocytes (Uroporphyrinogen-I-Synthase)
◦ URO-I-Synthase in Lymphocytes (Uroporphyrinogen-I-Synthase)
◦ URO-D (Uroporphyrinogen-Decarboxylase)
◦ FECH (Ferrochelatase)  
◦ ALA-Dehydratase (Aminolaevulinic-acid-Dehydratase)

Clinical questions contact: 

Kerstin Ling

Tel: 

049-0211-81-18327

Laboratory contact: 

Viola Kürten

Tel: 

049-0211-81-18327