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Test ID 17BFP Fluticasone 17-Beta-Carboxylic Acid, Random, Urine

Useful For

Assessing compliance (recent exposure) to fluticasone propionate therapy


An aid in the evaluation of secondary adrenal insufficiency

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Fluticasone 17-B Carboxylic Acid, U

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

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 (preferred) 14 days
  Refrigerated  72 hours
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values


Cutoff concentration: 10 pg/mL


Values for normal patients not taking fluticasone propionate should be less than the cutoff concentration (detection limit).

Day(s) Performed


Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
17BFP Fluticasone 17-B Carboxylic Acid, U 46952-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
89739 Fluticasone 17-B Carboxylic Acid, U 46952-8

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.

Report Available

2 to 8 days

NY State Approved