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HUMAN PROLACTIN

Objective



Human prolactin (PRL) is a polypeptide hormone also secreted by the pituitary. Its role is mainly related to the control of lactation and gonadal function. Serum prolactin has been found elevated in some women with breast cancer. High concentrations of serum prolactin are a clear indication of a pituitary tumour.

The objective of the project is to help harmonize results of assays of prolactin in serum. The project will involve intercomparison studies in the first instance to assess currently used assay methods. It should later evolve in the same direction as project no 320 on LH.

STATUS

In 1988 an interlaboratory study was launched between 21 laboratories to determine PRL in different serum samples. The results showed that the mean values for the various method groups are in satisfactory agreement with the all laboratory consensus mean. Work may start in a similar way to the one for LH and FSH when the studies on LH are completed.

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Coordinator

Akademisch Ziekenhuis
Address

Brussel
Belgium

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Participants (31)

BioMérieux SA
France
Address
Marcy L'etoile
69260 Charbonnières-les-bains

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Bleuland Ziekenhuis
Netherlands
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Gouda

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Boehringer Mannheim GmbH
Germany
Address

Penzberg

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Cliniques Universitaires St Luc
Belgium
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Bruxelles

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Copenhagen County Hospital
Denmark
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Glostrup

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Dakopatts
Denmark
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Glostrup

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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
United Kingdom
Address

EH3 9YW Edinburgh

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Eurogentec S.A.
Belgium
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Liège

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HANNOVER MEDICAL SCHOOL
Germany
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover

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Hoechst AG
Germany
Address
Brüningstraße
65926 Frankfurt Am Main

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Hospital de la Santa Creu i San Pau
Spain
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Barcelona

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Hybritech Europe
Belgium
Address

Liège

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INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY
France
Immunotech SA
France
Address
130 Avenue De Lattre De Tassigny
13009 Marseille

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Institut des Radioéléments-Medgenix
Belgium
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Fleurus

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Klinikum München-Großhadern
Germany
Address
Marchioninistraße 15
81377 München

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Laboratoires d'Analyses Biologiques Spécialisées
France
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Nice

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Medizinische Universität Lübeck
Germany
Address
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck

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National Athletic Research Centre
Greece
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Athens

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National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)
United Kingdom
Address
Blanche Lane South Mimms
EN6 3QG Potters Bar

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Novo Biolabs Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address

Cambridge

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Nuclear Research Centre Demokritos
Greece
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Athens

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ORIS-Industrie
France
Address

Bagnols-sur-ceze

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SERATEC Gesellschaft für Biotechnologie mbH
Germany
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Rudolf-winkel-straße 1a
37079 Göttingen

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Serono Diagnostics Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address

Woking

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Sorin Biomedica SpA
Italy
Address

Salluggia

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St Thomas's Hospital
United Kingdom
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London

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St. Radboud Ziekenhuis Nijmegen
Netherlands
Statens Seruminstitut
Denmark
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Copenhagen

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Universidade de Coimbra
Portugal
Université d'Aix-Marseille II
France
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13288 Marseille

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