Prolactin-215

Test info

  
Prolactin
  
215
  
84146.0
  
PRL
  
Macroadenoma
Prolactinoma

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.5 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

 

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 48 hours

Ambient - 8 hours

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Immunology: Q
  
Mo - Fr
  
1 day
  

Chemiluminescent

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Male: 2.64–13.13 ng/mL    

Female:
   ≤50 years:  3.34 – 26.72 ng/mL
   >50 years:  2.74 – 19.64 ng/mL

  

To rule out “Hook effect” by performing dilutions, order this test, along with a Miscellaneous Chemistry (991/LAB991 MSC) and specify "Prolactin dilutions to rule out hook effect".

Billing

  
84146

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
10/04/2019
  
04/04/2022