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PROLACTIN BLOOD (PRL)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): PRL
CPT Codes: 84146
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range: M/F 1-11mo: 6-114 ng/mL , 1-17yrs: 4-23 Note: Pediatric Reference Ranges only verified for serum, see CALIPER Study at CaliperDatabase.com Males 18-150yrs: 3-20 , Females 18-150yrs: 3-27
Tube Type: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube - 4.5 mL
Specimen: Plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 2 light green top microtainers
Volume: 1.5 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL plasma
Temperature: Refrigerate
Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; Refrigerated (2-8C): 1 week; Frozen (-20C): 1 year
Reasons for Rejection: QNS, EDTA plasma
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: 4 hours

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