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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeFPRL
Method

Beckman ACCESS following PEG treatment.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Reported as monomeric prolactin, also known as free prolactin, with reference intervals derived from PEG-treated samples. To distinguish "true" hyperprolactinaemia from apparent hyperprolactinaemia that is caused by a raised macroprolactin content.

External Price$20.18(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

No

Patient SpecimenBlood, 4 mL. Red top or Green top.
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient up to 3 days, or else 4 C.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsMinimum 0.4 mL, preferably 0.8 mL
Aliquot Transport to CHLAmbient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentEndocrinology Laboratory
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Contact Phone Number (03) 364 0848 l x80848
Test AvailabilityBatched Thurs 9am
Turnaround Time1 - 7 days
Reference Interval

Monomeric prolactin:

Female 80-530 mIU/L.  Male 80-350 mIU/L

Macroprolactin:

Reported as High, Low or Undetectable

Interpretation

See Hyperprolactinemia and Macroprolactin web page.

Prolactin Series Test Protocol

 

Uncertainty of Measurement

+/-12mIU/L for < 181 mIU/L

+/- 16.6% for > 181 mIU/L

Additional Information

This test is available as a separate test, however it is performed routinely on all samples that are found by Endolab to have a raised prolactin level.

Delphic Number Test Number6574

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