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Prostaglandin D2, Urine

Test Code


CPT Code(s)

This test is not available for New York patient testing

Preferred Specimen(s)

10 mL urine

Minimum Volume

5 mL

Collection Instructions

Aliquot of a well-mixed 24 hr. Collect urine without preservatives. Record 24-hour urine volume on test request form and urine vial. Aspirin, Indomethacin, and some other medications strongly suppress the production and release of Prostaglandins. For baseline determinations, these medications should be discontinued, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to specimen collection.

Transport Container

Plastic screw-cap container

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 6 months 


Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA and is designated as research use only.  The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Inter Science Institute.  This test is not intended for diagnosis or patient management decisions without confirmation by other medically established means.

Performing Laboratory

Inter Science Institute
944 West Hyde Park Blvd
Inglewood,CA 90302

Setup Schedule

Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: 12 days

LOINC®' Code(s)

The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.

NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
Z9824PROSTAGLANDIN D2,URINE14054-1Prostaglandin D2

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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