2,3 Dinor 11 Beta Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, Urine

Sunquest Code:23BPG  
Epic Code:LAB6702Epic Name:2,3 Dinor 11 Beta Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, U
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry, enzymatic colorimetric assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-6 days.
Special Instructions:Please indicate volume and duration of collection on 24 hour specimens.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, 24 timed collection or random
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 3 mL.
Minimum\Peds Volume:3 mL
Container:3 L plastic jug
[Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile]
Collection Instructions:Place specimen on ice or in refrigerator during collection.
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 4 mL, 3 mL minimum and record 24 hour collection volume on aliquot tube. Store refrigerated (preferred).
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated (preferred); 30 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:23BPG


Reference Range:Less than 5,205 pg/mg creatinine
Use:Measurement of 2,3 Dinor 11 beta-prostaglandin F2 alpha in urine is useful in the evaluation of patients suspected of having systemic mast-cell disease.

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