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Porphyria Service Cardiff

The Cardiff Porphyria Service specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of the porphyrias in the UK. The Service provides a comprehensive porphyria service for both clinicians and their patients by offering: 

  • Multidisciplinary clinical advice
  • Routine laboratory diagnosis
  • Genetic mutation analysis (in conjunction with Medical Genetics)
  • Safe drug information (in conjunction with the Welsh Medicines Information Service, WMIC)
  • Genetic counselling (in conjunction with Medical Genetics) 

The service has strong collaborative links with our European colleagues.


What we offer

The patient:

  • Outpatient clinics (Multidisciplinary).
  • Joint care by a clinical porphyria consultant, dermatologist and specialist nurse.
  • Advice and support on living with porphyria.

For medical professionals: 

  • Advice on management of inpatients with suspected porphyria
  • Advice on the management of patients with porphyria being treated for other medical conditions
  • Up-to-date information on drug safety in the acute porphyrias (in conjunction with the Welsh Medicines Information Service)
  • National Acute Porphyria Service (NAPS).