Prolactin

Description: 
Prolactin measured by chemiluminescent assay on the ADVIA Centaur
Reference range: 

Males 86 - 324 Females 102 - 496

Units: 
mIU/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
Clotted (yellow SST tube) Serum
Turnaround time: 
1 day. 1 week for macroprolatin
Storage and transport: 
Macroprolactin will be automatically tested on prolactin values of 700 mI U/L or above. Stress and anti-dopaminergic medication can increase prolactin levels.
Time limit for extra tests: 
Macroprolactin will be automatically tested on prolactin values of 700 mI U/L or above. Stress and anti-dopaminergic medication can increase prolactin levels.
Contacts:
Clinical Biochemistry - Blood Sciences at King's College Hospital
020 3299 4126
King's College Hospital
Bessemer Wing
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015