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: Lithium heparin or EDTA plasma.

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
Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 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 2.8-29.2 ng/mL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Pregnancy, lactation, and the administration of oral contraceptives can increase prolactin concentrations.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

84146

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070115 Prolactin 20568-2
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.

Aliases

  • PRL
  • Prolactin, Serum
Prolactin