Laboratory Working Group (WG-LA)

Chair
Aasne K. Aarsand
Norwegian Porphyria Centre, Haukeland University Hospital

Members
Sharon Whatley
Institute of Medical Genetics University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, Wales, UK
Caroline Schmitt
French Centre of Porphyrias, Louis Mourier University Hospital
Jordi To-Figueras
Hospital Clinic of the University of Barcelona
Sverre Sandberg
Norwegian Porphyria Centre, Haukeland University Hospital

Corresponding members
Michael N. Badminton
Centre for Medical Education Cardiff University School of Medicine and Department of Medical Biochemistry and Immunology University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, Wales, UK
Carolina Backman Johansson
Karolinska University Hospital

Key objectives:
WG-LA deliverables 2020-2021:

  • Develop and publish practice guidelines on diagnosing acute and cutaneous porphyrias
  • Facilitate an exchange program with the aim to provide porphyria-related diagnostic laboratory training
  • Support the International Porphyria Molecular Diagnostics Collaborative

Current projects:
Developing best practice guidelines on diagnosing acute and cutaneous porphyrias.