FPGE2 - Specimen: Prostaglandin E2 (PG E2), Urine

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FPGE2    
Prostaglandin E2 (PG E2), Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Patient Preparation: Patient should not be on aspirin, indomethacin, or anti-inflammatory medications, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection of specimen

Specimen Type: Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine for 24 hours (NO preservative).

2. Refrigerate specimen during the 24-hour collection.

3. Send specimen frozen in the plastic, 10-mL urine tube (Supply T068)

4. Collection volume and duration are required.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

5 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineFrozen180 days