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Luteotropic hormone, lactogenic hormone, lactogen, HPRL, PRL.
To assess for lactation disorders and identify the presence of prolactin-secreting tumors to assist in diagnosing disorders such as lactation failure.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Prepubertal males and females||3.2–20 ng/mL||3.2–20 mcg/L|
|Adult males||4–23 ng/mL||4–23 mcg/L|
|Adult females||4–30 ng/mL||4–30 mcg/L|
| Pregnant||5.3–215.3 ng/mL||5.3–215.3 mcg/L|
|Postmenopausal||2.4–24 ng/mL||2.4–24 mcg/L|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Prolactin." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425205/all/Prolactin.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prolactin. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425205/all/Prolactin. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Prolactin. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425205/all/Prolactin
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Prolactin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425205/all/Prolactin.
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