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Prolactin Test

Also Known as: Prolactin Serum Test, Prolactin Blood Test, S Prolactin Test
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Overnight Fasting of 8-10 Hours is Preferred



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Description - 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 reduced sex drive in males. A prolactin test can be done at a nearby diagnostics lab of Max Lab. Overview of the Prolactin Test A prolactin test is used to determine an individual's prolactin levels. Prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland, a ....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 {(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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Queries about this test

#1 Prolactin Test in Hindi

Ans: प्रोलैक्टिन टेस्ट एक ब्लड टेस्ट है जो आपके शरीर के प्रोलैक्टिन स्तरों को मापता है। गर्भावस्था और नर्सिंग के दौरान शरीर द्वारा दूध के उत्पादन में प्रोलैक्टिन एड्स नामक एक हार्मोन।

#2 Prolactin Test Means

Ans: A prolactin test is a blood test that quantifies your body's prolactin levels. A hormone called prolactin aids in the production of milk by the body during pregnancy and nursing.

#3 Prolactin Test Requires Fasting

Ans: Prior to the test, you must fast for approximately 12 hours, you can only consume water.

#4 Prolactin Test kis liye hota hai

Ans: The diagnosis of diseases like hyperprolactinemia, pituitary tumors, and hypothyroidism is made using a prolactin test. Additionally, it can be used to look for adverse effects from specific medicines.

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I had some symptoms of a pituitary tumor and I thought it was going to be a major hassle but Max Lab made everything so easy. I tested out of curiosity really and they diagnosed me with a prolactinoma right away! Seems like my visit might actually save my life!


If you're looking to get a Prolactin test done, I completely recommend Max Lab. It is so convenient and accurate, I got my report within 24 hours and I am able to view it on their website.


I love that Max Lab's tests are affordable and quick. I had been worrying about high prolactin levels for a really long time but Max Lab made it easy to get the results. Now I have finally got them under control and my sex drive has improved considerably.

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