Prolactin
0070115
 
Ordering Recommendation
Screening for anterior pituitary tumor.
Mnemonic
PROLAC
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
EDTA plasma.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Prolactin
Male Female
1-​9 years 2.1-​17.7 ng/mL 2.1-​17.7 ng/mL
10 years and older 2.1-​17.7 ng/mL 2.8-​26.0 ng/mL
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
84146
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070115Prolactin
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Cross References
  • PRL
  • Prolactin, Serum