|ID:168 ||Prolactin||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||A pituitary hormone. PLEASE NOTE: TEST CAN ONLY BE ADDED TO A SAMPLE WITHIN 8 HOURS OF COLLECTION|
|Indication||Amenorrhoea, infertility, galactorrhoea, pituitary/hypothalamic dysfunction.
|Additional Info||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.
|Interpretation||Hyperprolactinaemia is a biochemical finding and drugs/other factors should be condsidered.
|Ref. Range (Male)||<550|
|Ref. Range (Female)||<600|
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|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|Turnround Comment||Minimum re-test interval = 7 days|
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 21/06/2017 11:49:43. Published By SB on 21/06/2016 11:49:43.