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Macroprolactinemia and Pseudohyperprolactinemia

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Macroprolactinemia refers to a patient with a large circulating form of prolactin. Because reagent antibodies to prolactin bind heavily to this form the patient may be thought to hyperprolactinemia and undergo an extensive and unnecessary workup.

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