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Blood Test Information

Prolactin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions
None

Time limit for add on
24 hours post collection

Reference Range
Male: 86 - 324
Female: 102 - 496

Units
mIU/L

Turnaround Time
2 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Occasionally patients may produce a benign/non-biologically active form of prolactin bound to IgG, termed MACROPROLACTIN. The presence of macroprolactin causes monomeric prolactin to be over-estimated by routine analysis. Biochemistry clinicians review all raised prolactin results and may order an in-house screening test to be performed which will indicate the presence or absence of macroprolactin.

Please contact a Biochemist should you wish to discuss macroprolactin analysis (x4711/13/15 or x6075).

 
 

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