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Prolactin

Mnemonic

PROL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL green (sodium or lithium heparin PST) top tube

Supply Item Number – 101235 , 101192 or 147641

 

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum – SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL Serum/Plasma (0.8 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8 °C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26 °C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8 °C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20 °C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE:    2.1-17.7 ng/mL
NON-PREGNANT FEMALE:    2.8-29.2 ng/mL

Comments

Legacy Laboratory Services has validated the use of lithium heparin plasma with this assay. Lithium heparin plasma has not been approved or cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with this test. Legacy is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing.

CPT Codes

84146

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021 07:58:18 PM


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