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Prolactin

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB531
EPIC Order
  PROLACTIN
CPT Code(s)   84146
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
  micro: 0.9 mL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability
Unspun: 48 hours
Spun Room Temperature: 48 hours
Spun Refrigerator: 5 days
Spun Frozen: 4 weeks
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
Stat: 90 mins
Reference Range Male: 2.1-17.7 ng/mL
  Female: 2.8-29.2 ng/mL    
Comments

Testing is performed using Siemens Atellica PROL assay.  Different test methods should not be used interchangeably.

Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Questions regarding macroprolactin testing should be directed to Referral Testing at 984-974-1414.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on July 13, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514