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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Prolactin

Test Name

Prolactin

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum or plasma collected with or without gel separator. Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Thaw only once.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 2 days, or frozen at -20°C for up to six months before testing. Thaw only once.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Sample Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected. Avoid multiple freeze - thaw cycles.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 day

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Female: 0.0-25.0 ug/L

Male: 0.0-18.0 ug/L

Test Code

PROL

Methodology

Immunoenzymatic Sandwich Assay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019