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Prolactin Test

Also Known as: Prolactin Serum Test, Prolactin Blood Test, S Prolactin Test
Prolactin
₹ 580

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SERUM

Description - A prolactin (PRL) test is used to measure the prolactin levels in the blood. A prolactin test is ....Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

A prolactin test is a blood test that measures the level of prolactin in your body. Prolactin is a hormone that helps your body produce milk during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A prolactin test is used to diagnose conditions such as hyperprolactinemia, pituitary tumors, and hypothyroidism. It can also be used to check for side effects of certain medications.

A prolactin test should be done if a woman is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • -unusual or unexpected breast milk production
  • -breasts that feel engorged or full
  • -leaking breast milk
  • -painful breasts
  • -decreased sex drive
  • -infertility
  • -miscarriage
  • -irregular periods

The normal prolactin level is between 5 and 25 ng/ml. However, the level can vary depending on age, gender, and other factors.

If you have high prolactin levels, you may experience symptoms such as irregular periods, decreased sex drive, infertility, or headaches. Treatment for high prolactin levels depends on the underlying cause.

If prolactin is low, it may indicate that the pituitary gland is not functioning properly. This can lead to a decrease in milk production and fertility. Additionally, low prolactin levels may be associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis.

There are a few risks associated with having a prolactin test. These include:

  • - There is a small risk of bleeding or infection at the site where the needle was inserted.
  • - There is also a very small risk that the needle could damage a nerve or blood vessel.
  • - In rare cases, people have had an allergic reaction to the dye used in the procedure.

Iodine is an essential mineral for the production of thyroid hormones, which play a role in regulating prolactin levels. Another way to increase prolactin levels is by consuming more vitamin B6-rich foods

Prolactin Test Normal Range Sample Adult Normal Range
Serum/ Plasma Male 2.64 – 13.13 ng/mL
Female
Female {(Pre-menopausal (<50 Yr.)}  3.34 – 26.74 ng/mL
Female {(Post-menopausal (>50 Yr.)} 2.74 – 19.64 ng/mL

About This Test

A prolactin (PRL) test is used to measure the prolactin levels in the blood. A prolactin test is generally ordered to detect prolactinoma, a pituitary gland tumour that causes infertility in women and
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