DBC Prolactin ELISA kit, kit image, silhouette of a pipette
Ref CAN-PRL-4100
Kit Type: Sandwich ELISA
Kit Size: 96-well break-apart microplate
Sensitivity: 10 μIU/mL
Sample Type: Human serum / 25 μL
Calibrator Range: 20–3200 μIU/mL
Total Assay Time: 75 minutes
Note: When using the kit, the IFU version that is provided with the kit must be followed.
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  • CAN: IVD
  • EU: IVD CE
  • USA: IVD

Prolactin (PRL) is a polypeptide hormone synthesized by the lactotropic cells of the anterior pituitary gland. Structurally, it is similar to two other polypeptide hormones namely, growth hormone and placental lactogen. PRL is a polypeptide containing 199 amino acids, while growth hormone and placental lactogen each have 191 amino acids. There is approximately 100 μg of prolactin in the human pituitary gland, which is a very small amount when compared to growth hormone, which is present at 8–10 mg.

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