Prolactin

Alphabetical Test listing

Prolactin-215

  
Prolactin
  
215
  
84146.0
  
PRL
  
Macroadenoma
Prolactinoma
  
Serum
  
  
1.5 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

 

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  

Spin

  

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)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Mo - Fr
  
1 day
  

Chemiluminescent

  

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".

  
84146
  
11/30/2001
  
10/04/2019
  
02/14/2020