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Luteotropic hormone, lactogenic hormone, lactogen, HPRL, PRL.
To assess for lactation disorders and identify the presence of prolactin-secreting tumors to assist in diagnosing disorders such as lactation failure.
Serum (1 mL) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Prepubertal males and females||3.2–20 ng/mL||3.2–20 mcg/L|
|Adult males||4–23 ng/mL||4–23 mcg/L|
|Adult females||4–30 ng/mL||4–30 mcg/L|
|Pregnant||5.3–215.3 ng/mL||5.3–215.3 mcg/L|
|Postmenopausal||2.4–24 ng/mL||2.4–24 mcg/L|