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Prolactin *

SIM

21685 

CPT

84146 

Synonyms

None 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red-top or gold-top tube

Collection Instructions

Volume

Volume: 0.8 ml. 
Minimum volume : 0.3 ml. (This does not allow for repeat testing) 

Additional Information

Levels rise during pregnancy and are elevated during lactation, in postpartum subjects, and following bilateral oopherectomy. Destructive pituitary diseases cause low levels.

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

 Once in the lab,separate serum from cells if using a red-top tube.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 Refrigerated: 14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, plasma

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report.

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Prolactin  

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

004465 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 20, 2018

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