What is Prolactin test?
Prolactin is a hormone that promotes breast milk production (lactation). It is normally high in pregnant women and immediately after childbirth, and it is low in men and non-pregnant women. This test helps to evaluate conditions such as unexplained milk production in the breast, infertility, erectile dysfunction, pituitary tumors that produce prolactin.
What happens during this test?
The prolactin test is ordered by doctors to determine the cause of breast milk production not associated with pregnancy. It is also used to diagnose the cause of infertility and detect tumors that produce excess prolactin (prolactinoma).
When to take this test?
Men: less than 20 ng/mL (425 µg/L) Nonpregnant women: less than 25 ng/mL (25 µg/L) Pregnant women: 80 to 400 ng/mL (80 to 400 µg/L)
Frequency to repeat test
Based on doctor advice
Precautions to be taken before for the test
No particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
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