Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Collect specimen 4 hours after the patient has awakened. Overnight fasting is preferred. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Comment: Prolactin is secreted episodically. Pooling equal volume of serum from 3 samples drawn at 15 minute intervals is recommended.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: This assay is a useful aid in the evaluation of Pituitary tumors, Amenorrhea, Galactorrhea, Infertility & Hypogonadism. It also helps in monitoring therapy in prolactin producing tumors.
Specialty: Gynecologist, Endocrinologist
Disease: Disorders of Pituitary gland, Disorders of Reproductive system
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Sample to be collected 4 hours after the patient has awakened. Overnight fasting is preferred.