Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Macroprolactin, Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Macroprolactin, Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Lithium heparin plasma is also acceptable
Collection Information: 2 mL of serum/plasma are requested. Minimum volume of serum/plasma required is 0.4 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Prolactin

Female: Less than 25 ug/L
Male: Less than 18 ug/L

Macroprolactin

Normal: Less than 0.200 ug/L
Borderline: 0.20 - 0.400 ug/L
Abnormal: Greater than 0.400 ug/L
Effective Date: 2014-07-03
Revised Date: 2020-08-12
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Assay includes Prolactin.
Special Processing: Separate into two aliquots.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Immunoenzymatic
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen
System Codes: 
Cerner
PROLRO
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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