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 Adult Reference Range (>= 18 years):

Female 4.3 - 30.0 ug/L
Male 3.6 - 18.0 ug/L


Adult reference range adopted from Abbott based on in-house verification studies of 23 male and 22 female (>18 years old) normal volunteers in the UCSF Laboratory.

Pediatric Reference Range:

Age Results
4 days - 29 days 12.6 - 212.8 ug/L
30 days - <1 year 6.3 - 113.7 ug/L
1 year - <18 years 4.2 - 23.0 ug/L


Pediatric reference ranges adopted from CALIPER Pediatric Reference Interval study performed on random samples using the Abbott Architect i2000 assay.
Container type Gold top or Red top preferred.
Dark green or light green top acceptable.
Amount to Collect 1 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