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Test ID: 23BPG    
2,3-Dinor-11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is performed, urine creatinine will always be performed at no additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Patient Preparation: Patients taking aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) may have decreased concentrations of prostaglandin F2 alpha. If possible, discontinue for 2 weeks or 72 hours, respectively, prior to collecting a specimen.

 

Preferred: 24-hour urine collection

Supplies: Plastic, 5-mL tube (T465)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours.

2. Refrigerate specimen during collection, and send specimen refrigerated.

Additional Information: See Urine Preservatives-Collection and Transportation for 24-Hour Urine Specimens in Special Instructions for multiple collections.

 

Acceptable: Random collection

Supplies: Plastic, 5-mL tube (T465)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen. 

2. Refrigerate specimen after collection. Send specimen refrigerated or frozen; do not add any preservative.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Urine Preservative Collection Options

Note: The addition of preservative or application of temperature controls must occur within 4 hours of completion of the collection.

Ambient

No

Refrigerate

Preferred

Frozen

OK

50% Acetic Acid

OK

Boric Acid

OK

Diazolidinyl Urea

No

6M Hydrochloric Acid

No

6M Nitric Acid

No

Sodium Carbonate

OK

Thymol

No

Toluene

No

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

  All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 8 hours