Test Details

Mnemonic

23BPG

Ordering Code

3807250

CPT-4 Code(s)

84150

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Patients should avoid aspirin or NSAIDs for 2 weeks or 72 hours, respectively, prior to collecting a specimen. These medications may lower concentrations of prostaglandin F2 alpha.
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Collect

24 hour urine
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Specimen Preparation

Collect 24 hour urine with no preservative. Refrigerate specimen during collection. Mix well and send 4.0 mL urine refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Urine: random
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Minimum Volume

3.0 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
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Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay
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Reference Range

<5205 pg/mg creatinine
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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