Prolactin, Grand Itasca


Sunquest Code:GHPROL  
Epic Code:LAB7050Epic Name:Prolactin GH
Synonyms:PRL
Methodology:Chemiluminescence
CPT Code:84146
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Contraindications:Large doses of biotin (10 mg or more per day) may cause clinically significant interference in prolactin levels. If interference is suspected, it is strongly recommended that biotin is discontinued for at least one week prior to retesting.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Males 2.64 -13.13 ng/mL
Females (Pre-menopausal) 3.34 - 26.72 ng/mL
Females (Post-menopausal) 2.74 - 19.64 ng/mL
 
Use:Evaluation of pituitary hyperfunction.


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