Lab Test : Prolactin

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Prolactin
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:PROL
Available:Mon - Fri, first shift only
Turnaround:0 - 48 hours
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:4 mL red top tube
Temperature:Keep tubes stoppered and upright at all times.
Rejection:Blood samples that have been stored at room temperature for longer than 8 hours.
Normal:Newborn (1-7 days) 30-495 ng/mL. Prolactin levels decline during the first 2 months to those observed in prepubertal and pubertal children and adults. Children and Adults Male 3-18 ng/mL Female 2-24 ng/mL
Uses:Prolactin initiates and maintains lactation in females. It also plays a role in regulating gonadal function in both males and females. Exercise, stress, and sleep can cause transient increases in prolactin levels.
Limitations:Pregnancy, lactation, and the administration of oral contraceptives can increase prolactin concentrations.
Method:Competitive chemiluminescence immunoassay
 

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