2,3-Dinor 11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha, Random, Urine

For Specimen Integrity during Extreme Weather see the “Lockbox Usage in Extreme Weather” document at the top of this page.

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.

Test Code

Alias/See Also
11 Beta-Prostaglandin F2 Alpha,

CPT Codes
84150; 82570

Preferred Specimen
5 mL random urine

Patient Preparation
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.

Minimum Volume
4 mL

Transport Container
Urine cup

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS),
Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Setup Schedule
Monday, Thursday

Report Available
2 - 6 days

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.

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

Performing Laboratory
Creatinine performed at:
Mayo Clinic Laboratories
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

2,3-dinor 11B-Prostaglandin F2a performed at:
Mayo Clinic Laboratories – Rochester Superior Drive
3050 Superior Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Last Updated: November 19, 2021

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.