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 validated for testing


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 (T068)

4. Collection volume and duration are required.

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

5 mL

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




Warm reject; Cold reject







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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineFrozen180 days