Pituitary function test useful in the detection of prolactin secreting pituitary tumors with or without galactorrhea.
Adult Male: 2 - 18 ng/ml
Adult Female (Non pregnant): 3 - 29 ng/ml
Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours. [12/05]
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for longer storage.
Prolactin Hook Effect Check (PRLHK) is available for ordering via Michart or may be requested by contacting the Chemistry Laboratory at 6-6702. A Prolactin order must accompany the PRLHK order or have been previously completed (24 hours).