Sign in →

Test Code SGSU Synthetic Glucocorticoid Screen, Random, Urine

Reporting Name

Synthetic Glucocorticoid Screen, U

Useful For

Confirming the presence of the listed synthetic glucocorticoids (see Interpretation)

 

Confirming the cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Ordering Guidance


This method cannot detect the presence of fluticasone propionate in serum. Fluticasone propionate is quickly metabolized to fluticasone 17-beta carboxylic acid in urine. To screen for this metabolite, order 17BFP / Fluticasone 17-Beta-Carboxylic Acid, Random, Urine.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Urine tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Frozen 14 days

Reference Values

Negative

Cutoff concentrations

Betamethasone: 0.10 mcg/dL

Budesonide: 0.20 mcg/dL

Dexamethasone: 0.10 mcg/dL

Fludrocortisone: 0.10 mcg/dL

Fluticasone propionate: 0.10 mcg/dL

Megestrol acetate: 0.10 mcg/dL

Methylprednisolone: 0.10 mcg/dL

Prednisolone: 0.10 mcg/dL

Prednisone: 0.10 mcg/dL

Triamcinolone acetonide: 0.10 mcg/dL

 

Values for normal patients not taking these synthetic glucocorticoids should be less than the cutoff concentration (detection limit).

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80299

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SGSU Synthetic Glucocorticoid Screen, U 46959-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
23562 Betamethasone 46946-0
23563 Budesonide 46947-8
23564 Dexamethasone 46948-6
23565 Fludrocortisone 46949-4
23568 Fluticasone Propionate 46952-8
23569 Megestrol Acetate 46953-6
23570 Methylprednisolone 46954-4
23571 Prednisolone 46955-1
23572 Prednisone 46956-9
23574 Triamcinolone Acetonide 46958-5

Report Available

3 to 9 days

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis