Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians


Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB531
EPIC Order
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); see Comments
  micro: 0.9 mL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Spun Room Temperature: 8 hours
Spun Refrigerator: 48 hours
Spun Frozen: 30 days
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
Stat: 90 mins
Reference Range Male: 2.1-17.7 ng/mL
  Female: (non-pregnant) 2.8-29.2 ng/mL    
Female: (pregnant) 9.7->200.0 ng/mL
Female: (post-menopausal) 1.8-20.3 ng/mL

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

No hook effect was observed with manufacturer studies up to prolactin concentrations of 30,000ng/mL.

Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

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

Reviewed by jcayless on December 28, 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