Prolactin is a polypeptide secreted by the lactotropic cells of the anterior pituitary. It initiates and maintains lactation and development of the mammary gland. There are several circulating forms: monomers, dimers, aggregates and glycosylated forms. Its serum levels exhibit remarkable diurnal rhythm. The determination of prolactin levels is helpful for the diagnosis of hyperprolactinemia, which disbalances the gonadal function at both sexes. The determination is also used for following-up of prolactinoma and other pituitary tumours.

Name Prolactin IRMA KIT
Ref. IM2121/IM3303
Method IRMA
Type Coated tubes
Tests 100/400
Max. Activity (kBq) 370/4x370
Sensitivity (LoD) 0.5 ng/mL
Incubation conditions 1 hr/RT;shaking
Calibrator range 0;2-180 ng/mL
Sample volume (μL) 50
Sample form serum; plasma
Analyte info                      
Instructions for Use         
Reagents supplied separately Precipitation reagent (50 mL),Ref. A09775