Prolactin

CPT Code(s):

84146

Methodology:

Chemiluminescent immunometric assay

Performed:

Monday - Friday

Reported:

Within 3 days

Use:

This test is used to screen patients for anterior pituitary tumor.

Specimen Requirements:

Collect blood by venipuncture into an SST/gold-top tube. For serum, allow the specimens to clot at room temperature. Separate the serums from the cells, using a refrigerated centrifuge and avoid hemolysis. If possible, keep specimens cold (2 - 8°C).

Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):

  • Refrigerated (2 - 8°C): 7 days
  • Frozen (-20°C): 3 months

Collection Procedure:

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Reference Values:

  • Adult Males: 2.5 - 17 ng/mL
  • Adult Females: 1.9 - 25 ng/mL

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

UFHPL Test #: 20380

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

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