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Test ID: BPG2    
11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, 24 Hour, Urine

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

11 Beta-prostaglandin F2 alpha, linked to an acetylcholinesterase tracer, and endogenous 11 beta-prostaglandin F2 alpha compete for a limited number of rabbit antibody binding sites. The antibody-bound antigen binds to an anti-rabbit IgG attached to the well. The unbound antigen is then washed away, and Ellman's reagent is added to each well. The enzyme reaction between the bound acetylcholinesterase and the Ellman's reagent produces a yellow color that absorbs at 412 nm. The absorbance is inversely proportional to the amount of free 11 beta-prostaglandin F2 alpha.(Package insert: 11 Beta-prostaglandin F2 Alpha Enzyme Immunoassay Kit, Cayman Chemical Company, Ann Arbor, MI)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday, Thursday; 10 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

9 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test