PROLACTIN

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens, plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescent

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Males:   2.1-17.7 ng/mL  
Females:
   Nonpregnant:   2.8-29.2 ng/mL  
   Pregnant   9.7-208.5  
   Postmenopausal:   1.8-20.3  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodePROL
CPT-4 Code (s)
84146
LOINC Codes
2842-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory