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Test ID MCRPL Macroprolactin, Serum

Useful For

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

 

Ruling out the presence of macroprolactin

Method Name

TOPRL: Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

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

Reporting Name

Macroprolactin, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate serum from clot.

Additional Information: Twelve hours before this blood test, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7 that are commonly found in hair, skin and nail supplements and multivitamins.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  180 days

Reference Values

TOTAL PROLACTIN

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

 

Percent of the precipitated (complexed) prolactin fraction of the total prolactin <50% (considered negative for macroprolactin)

 

Unprecipitated prolactin levels are expected to be within the total prolactin reference range.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday 5 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84146 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MCRPL Macroprolactin, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
PROU Prolactin,Unprecipitated,S 38926-2
T_PRL Prolactin,Total,S 2842-3
RATIO Percent 51441-4
CMT42 Comment 48767-8

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.

Profile Information

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