3-Dinor-11Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, Urine

Last Modified: 9/8/2021 11:54:05 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patients taking aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may have decreased concentrations of prostaglandin F2 alpha. If possible, discontinue for 2 weeks or 72 hours, respectively, prior to collecting a specimen.
Specimen Requirements:  5.0 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24 hour Urine Collection in a Plastic Container
Collection Instructions: 1. When starting the 24-hour period, urinate and discard (throw-away) this specimen. NOTE THE TIME 
2. From that time on, collect all urine by urinating into a clean container and transfer into the provided container. 
3. Try to pass the last urine just prior to the end of the 24 hour period. Add this urine into the container. 
4. Urine Specimen should be kept refrigerated during and after collection. 

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
Minimum Volume: 0.4 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 8 hours Ambient
14 days Refrigerated - Preferred
30 daus Frozen
Reference Range: Refer to interpretative results
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: When this test is performed, urine creatinine will always be performed at no additional charge
Methodology: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay & LC-MS/MS
Clinical Significance: Screening for mast cell activation disorders including systemic mastocytosis
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 7 days
Days Performed: Monday, Thursday
Sites Performed: Mayo Laboratory
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 23BPR and 23BPT
Alternate Test Names: 11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha; 11BPG; 2,3 11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha; 2,3-dinor 11B-Prostaglandin F2a, U; 23BPG; BPG2; Mastocytosis; Prostaglandin
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 84150

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