Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Prolactin, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Prolactin, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red, Gold, or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum or plasma required is 700 L for adult samples or 200 L for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Male:
Tanner stage 1: 2 - 16 g/L
Tanner stage 2: 2 - 12 g/L
Tanner stage 3: 3 - 17 g/L
Tanner stage 4: 3 - 12 g/L
Tanner stage 5: 3 - 14 g/L
Adult: 4 - 15 g/L

Female:
Tanner stage 1: 2 - 16 g/L
Tanner stage 2: 2 - 16 g/L
Tanner stage 3: 3 - 18 g/L
Tanner stage 4: 3 - 18 g/L
Tanner stage 5: 3 - 18 g/L
Non-pregnant Adult: 5 - 23 g/L
First Trimester of Pregnancy: 10 - 101 g/L
Second Trimester of Pregnancy: 17 - 270 g/L
Third Trimester of Pregnancy: 68 - 419 g/L
Post-menopausal: 4 - 24 g/L
Effective Date: 2009-12-01
Revised Date: 2018-03-06
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
PROL
 
Referred To:  

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