Item Value
Test name Prolactin
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Thursday, Sunday (day shift)
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
Normal range
≥ 18 year old males 2.1-17.7 µg/L
Females 2.8-29.2 µg/L
Pregnant 9.7-208.5 µg/L
Postmenopausal 1.8-20.3 µg/L
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Collection Instructions Because of circadian changes in prolactin secretion, with peaks at night and in the afternoon, specimens should be drawn at the same time of day for comparability, preferably after fasting overnight.

Medi-Cal Medical Necessity Policy (Medical Services Bulletin 307, Feb. 2000) applies.
Sample type Serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667