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Test ID BLOD1144 Macroprolactin, Serum

Reporting Name

Macroprolactin, S

Useful For

Determining biologically active levels of prolactin, in asymptomatic patients with elevated prolactin levels

 

Ruling out the presence of macroprolactin

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
TOPRL Prolactin,Total,S Yes, (order PRL) Yes
PEGPR Prolactin,Unprecipitated,S No Yes

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: For 12 hours before this test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate serum from clot.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  90 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

PROLACTIN, TOTAL

Males

<18 years: not established

≥18 years: 4.0-15.2 ng/mL

Females

<18 years: not established

≥18 years: 4.8-23.3 ng/mL

 

PROLACTIN, UNPRECIPITATED

Males

<18 years: not established

≥18 years: 2.7-13.1 ng/mL

Females

<18 years: not established

≥18 years: 3.4-18.5 ng/mL

 

When the percent of the precipitated (complexed) prolactin fraction of the total prolactin is 60% or less, the result is considered negative for macroprolactin.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

84146 x 2

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

TOPRL: Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

PEGPR: Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Precipitation Followed by Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Secondary ID

34643

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request (T729) with the specimen.