PLPMA - Overview: Prolactin, Pituitary Macroadenoma, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PLPMA    
Prolactin, Pituitary Macroadenoma, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Quantifying prolactin in serum specimens where the high-dose hook effect is suspected (eg, presence of pituitary tumor with symptoms of prolactinoma, and lower than expected serum prolactin concentration)

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

A pituitary adenoma should be identified by imaging studies prior to ordering this test.


For initial patient assessment; order PRL / Prolactin, Serum as the screening test.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Prolactin, Pituitary Macroadenoma

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Prolactin Dilution
Prolactin (PRL)
PRL (Prolactin)