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Prolactin Test

Also Known as: Prolactin Serum Test, Prolactin Blood Test, S Prolactin Test
Prolactin
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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 (FAQs)

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

The price of the Prolactin Test may differ from city to city. Below are our cities of service with the Prolactin Test price near you:

City Name Prolactin Test Price
Prolactin Test Price in Rohtak Rs 400
Prolactin Test Price in Hisar Rs 400
Prolactin Test Price in Gohana Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Mohali Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Chandigarh Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Panchkula Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Jalandhar Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Ludhiana Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Amritsar Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Patiala Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Dehradun Rs 450
Prolactin Test Price in Haridwar Rs 450
Prolactin Test Price in Rishikesh Rs 450
Prolactin Test Price in Rudrapur Rs 550
Prolactin Test Price in Haldwani Rs 520
Prolactin Test Price in Saharanpur Rs 500
Prolactin Test Price in Delhi Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Noida Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Gurugram Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Faridabad Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Mumbai Rs 550
Prolactin Test Price in Ghaziabad Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Bathinda Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Lucknow Rs 500
Prolactin Test Price in Gwalior Rs 390
Prolactin Test Price in Sonipat Rs 400
Prolactin Test Price in Meerut Rs 540
Prolactin Test Price in Pune Rs 550
Prolactin Test Price in Panipat Rs 400
Prolactin Test Price in Roorkee Rs 450
Prolactin Test Price in Rewari Rs 400
Prolactin Test Price in Muzaffar Nagar Rs 540
Prolactin Test Price in Kanpur Rs 500
Prolactin Test Price in Ambala Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Varanasi Rs 500
Prolactin Test Price in Agra Rs 520
Prolactin Test Price in Mathura Rs 520
Prolactin Test Price in Sirsa Rs 400
Prolactin Test Price in Khanna Rs 530
Prolactin Test Price in Jodhpur Rs 500
Prolactin Test Price in Udaipur Rs 500
Prolactin Test Price in Bengaluru Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Hyderabad Rs 600
Prolactin Test Price in Chennai Rs 600
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
....Read More

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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Shweta

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!

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Sumit

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.

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Dheeraj

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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