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.
Submit With Order
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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Aliases
  • PRL
  • Prolactin, Serum