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.
Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)
Also Acceptable: Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
7 days removed from cells, clot, or gel
24 hours on gel
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport entire specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
|18 years and up||
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Results may be affected if patient has developed heterophilic antibodies due to exposure to animal based protein products.