Order Code: C261
Includes: F2-isoprostane, Urine Creatinine
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Preservative-free Urine
Volume: 2.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL
Container: Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservative)
- Collect urine sample in a preservative-free urine collection container (cup) according to standard protocols.
- Transfer aliquot into a preservative-free urine specimen tube using the vacutainer transfer device included with the tube.
- Label urine specimen tube according to standard protocols. Store and transport refrigerated. Discard urine collection container (cup).
Transport: Store urine at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 6 months
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 6 months
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than preservative-free urine; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: LC MS/MS
Turn Around Time: 5 days
Elevated urinary F2-Isoprostanes are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) (1). (Reference: 1-Schwedhelm et al. Circulation. 2004; 109: 843-848.)
Clinical Significance: The F2-isoprostane/creatinine is the “gold standard” for measuring oxidative stress and has utility in individuals who have lifestyle risks due to poor diet or smoking, a family history of cardiovascular disease, or hyperlipidemia. High levels are seen in conditions associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and certain cancers.
Limitations: Conditions that result in excessive generation of free radicals, including atherosclerosis, smoking and alcoholism, can result in increased levels of urinary isoprostanes.
Additional Information: The measurement of urinary isoprostanes is also used to assess efficacy of antioxidants in vivo.
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