PROLACTIN

Synonyms:
Computer Code: PROL
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (light green top (Li Heparin) preferred. Red/gold acceptable).
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 0.5 mL serum. Plasma: Centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove plasma, refrigerate. Min 0.5 mL plasma.
Reference Values: MALE: 2.6-13.1 NG/mL FEMALE: Pre-menopausal: 3.3-26.7 NG/mL Post-menopausal: 2.7-19.6 NG/mL
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 4 hrs
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 84146
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII