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Prolactin

Prolactin is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Luteotropic hormone, lactogenic hormone, lactogen, HPRL, PRL.

Common Use:
To assess for lactation disorders and identify the presence of prolactin-secreting tumors to assist in diagnosing disorders such as lactation failure.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunoassay)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Prepubertal males and females3.2–20 ng/mL3.2–20 mcg/L
Adult males4–23 ng/mL4–23 mcg/L
Adult females4–30 ng/mL4–30 mcg/L
 Pregnant5.3–215.3 ng/mL5.3–215.3 mcg/L
Postmenopausal2.4–24 ng/mL2.4–24 mcg/L

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Citation

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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