A pituitary hormone.
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||Normal levels do not exclude a prolactinoma which could be associated with subtle abnormalities of prolactin excretion. Upto 700 IU/L - normal. Upto 1000 IU/L consider repeat. 1000 - 2000 IU/L consider microprolactinoma, drugs, PCO, hypothalamic disorder including functionless pituitary tumour with supracellar extension, primary hypothyroidism. 2000 - 4000 IU/L microprolactinoma, hypothalamic disorder (also drugs but less likely) 4000 - 6000 IU/L Almost certainly a prolactinoma although hypothalamic disorder is possible. >6000IU/L Macroprolactinoma.
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: 72 Hours
In-Patient: 72 Hours
Out-Patient: 72 Hours
GP: 72 Hours
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|Collection Con||Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.|
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