Prostaglandin D2, Serum

CPT: 84150
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Special Instructions

Serum should be collected and then frozen immediately.

This test is not approved for New York state clients.

Expected Turnaround Time

8 - 10 days

Specimen Requirements




5 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Serum from red-top tube


The only acceptable sample type is serum collected in a red top tube. Transfer specimen to a plastic transport tube before freezing. Store and ship frozen immediately.

Storage Instructions


Causes for Rejection

Plasma or serum collected using a gel-barrier tube

Test Details


Prostaglandin D2 is a major prostaglandin produced by the brain and by mast cells, and plays a role in vasodilation ("niacin flush") and in the development of allergic diseases such as asthma and alopecia.


SPE and LC-MS/MS Analysis


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
505530 Prostaglandin D2, serum 505531 Prostaglandin D2, serum pg/mL Pending

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