Prolactin Test

What is a Prolactin Level test?

Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland and its primary role is to help initiate and maintain breast milk production in pregnant and nursing women. A prolactin test measures the levels of prolactin in the body.

Who should get a Prolactin test?

This test may be ordered by your provider if:

  1. You are a woman experiencing abnormal nipple discharge not associated with breastfeeding
  2. You are a man experiencing low sex drive or have infertility problems
  3. You have unexplained headaches and visual impairment
  4. You have symptoms of a non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland known as prolactinoma which produces a lot of prolactin 

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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