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Prolactin

Prolactin

A pituitary hormone.

Tube 01 (SE) - Serum Gel
ID Tests&Tubes0100
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
Send to Blood Sciences Cross Site
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:
https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/
Units mU/L
Telepath PRL1L
ICE Codes LPRL