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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • MACROPROLACTIN

Test Code

  • 6641

Test Synonym

  • Prolactin, Total & Monomeric

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL Serum (preferred) OR plasma, FROZEN

Specimen Retention

  • Do NOT draw sample until patient has been awake for at least two (2) hours. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. Transfer specimen to a plastic transport tube before freezing. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen samples, PLEASE SUMBIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMEN FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.