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Test ID 23BPR 2,3-Dinor 11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, Random, Urine

Ordering Guidance

Although a random urine collection is acceptable, the preferred specimen for 2,3-dinor-11beta-prostaglandin F2 alpha analysis is a 24-hour urine collection; order 23BPT / 2,3-Dinor 11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, 24 Hour, Urine.


If ordering this test with NMHR / N-Methylhistamine, Random, Urine, both tests must be ordered under different order numbers. They cannot share an order number.

Specimen Required

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.

Supplies: Sarstedt Aliquot Tube 5 mL (T914)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 5-mL tube

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

Useful For

Screening for mast cell activation disorders including systemic mastocytosis using random urine specimens

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
R23BP 2,3-dinor 11B-Prostaglandin F2a No Yes
CRETR Creatinine, Random, U No Yes

Method Name

R23BP: Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

CRETR: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Reporting Name

2,3-dinor 11B-Prostaglandin F2a,RU

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  8 hours

Reference Values

<1802 pg/mg creatinine

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday

Report Available

3 to 8 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
23BPR 2,3-dinor 11B-Prostaglandin F2a,RU 97658-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CRETR Creatinine, Random, U 2161-8
603459 2,3-dinor 11B-Prostaglandin F2a 97658-9