Feb 8, 2018




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Prolactin (PROL) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Prolactin

Test Name: Prolactin

Health Link Test Code: PROL

LIS Test Code: PRLT

CPT Code(s): 84146

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days removed from cells, clot, or gel

24 hours on gel

Stability Frozen:

12 months

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport entire specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.



 Age  ng/mL
1-17 years  4.2-23.0
18 years and up

Male: 3.5-19.4

Female: 5.2-26.5


Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Test Limitations:

Results may be affected if patient has developed heterophilic antibodies due to exposure to animal based protein products.