Macroprolactin: an overlooked reason of hyperprolactinemia


Muhtaroğlu S., Keti D., Hacıoğlu A.

JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.43, pp.163-168, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/labmed-2019-0046
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-168
  • Keywords: hyperprolactinemia, macroprolactin, PEG precipitation, POLYETHYLENE-GLYCOL PRECIPITATION, MONOMERIC PROLACTIN, CLINICAL-RELEVANCE, VALIDATION, EXPERIENCE

Abstract

Background: Immunoassays show variability in the detection of macroprolactin. The aim of this study was to detect the frequency of macroprolactinemia in hyperprolactinemic patients and the problems encountered in routine clinical practice.