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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


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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic 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 20568-2
RATIO Prolactin, Percent PEG-precipitated 51441-4
CMT42 Interpretive 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