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PROLACTIN, SERUM

Alternative Name:

PROLACTIN, SERUM

Clinical Utility:

Prolactin is a protein synthesized and stored by the alpha cells of the anterior pituitary gland. The main function for prolactin is stimulation of milk production. Prolactin is regulated by the brain chemical dopamine. Levels of prolactin are typically high during pregnancy and remain high immediately after delivery to assist with lactation.

Container:

1 mL SST Tube

Collection Instructions:

Fill tube, invert gently 5 times, label with patient name, let stand for minimum of 30 minutes, maximum of 1 hr, spin for 10-15 minutes

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

1 days

CPT Code:

84146 (1)