Prostaglandin D Synthase (PGDS)


Sunquest Code:PGDS  
Epic Code:LAB6322Epic Name:Prostaglandin D Synthase (PGDS)
Synonyms:Cytokines
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:83520
Turnaround Time:Contact the Cytokine Reference Laboratory at 612-626-7057 for turnaround time.
Special Instructions:Specify specimen type. If multiple specimen types are submitted for testing, order multiple tests and specify the specimen type.
Compliance:

Commercial kit validated by the testing laboratory, but not FDA approved for diagnostic use.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood and/or CSF; contact Cytokine Reference Laboratory for other specimen types
Optimal Volume:l mL blood; 1 mL CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL blood; 0.2 mL CSF
Container:Red (no gel) (Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Sterile tube)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature >6 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:

Allow blood samples to clot for 30 minutes from time of collection. Centrifuge for 15 minutes at 1000-1500 g (rcf) at room temperature.

 

Aliquot into two vials with 100 uL per vial. Freeze immediately at ≤ -20°C (-70°C preferred). Contact Cytokine Lab if there is adequate sample for only one vial.

 

Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (UMCytokine)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Serum: Reference range not determined CSF: Reference range not determined


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