Prolactin (PRL) Test

Prolactin (PRL) Test from Thyrocare

Thyrocare

Price: Rs. 510

This test is performed to measure the amount of Prolactin in Blood. Prolactin is a specific type of hormone that is produced by the Pituitary gland. For both men and women, this hormone plays a very important role to maintain a proper reproductive system. The test is mostly run on women in case of irregular menstrual period or infertility issues. Abnormal growth of body, facial hair, decreased sex drive are some of the symptoms of the crisis of Prolactin. No specific preparations are required to appear for this test. However, the perfect time to collect blood samples for this test is 3-4 hours after waking up in the morning as prolactin levels in the blood may vary over a 24 hours span. The test results may vary depending on age, gender and health condition. Low prolactin level may cause a disorder named hypopituitarism. Similarly, high prolactin level may cause some types of physical complexions. However, high prolactin levels are normal in pregnant women.

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Parameters Included:
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Fasting:
Not Required
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'On-time' Mantra:
Report on-time, Home Collection in Less than 60 Mins
Sample Type
Sample Type:
Blood
age group
Age Group:
All Age Groups
Home Collection
Home Collection:
Available
Process
  • 1. Technician from Thyrocare will be assigned for a sample collection after appointment confirmation.
  • 2. Sample will be collected by Technician at your address at given slot.
  • 3. You will get a payment link in 2 hours. You can make the payment online or pay cash to the technician.
  • 4. Soft copy report will be sent to your email address within 24-48 hours.

What is the Prolactin test?

Prolactin is a hormone which is secreted from the pituitary gland, helps to grow breasts, makes milk during pregnancy and after labor. Generally, prolactin levels are high in pregnant women and low in non-pregnant women and men.

The Prolactin test helps to assess the causes of extreme milk production, production of breast milk in men and nonpregnant women, infertility, lack of menstrual period, erectile dysfunction in men, and also helps to detect pituitary tumour called prolactinoma by measuring the amount of prolactin in your bloods.

When to get tested?

If your doctor suspects that you may have prolactinoma, or you are having symptoms of elevated prolactin level including nipple discharge, excess breast milk, vision problem, headaches, infertility, as a man having breast milk, then you might need to take this test.

Sample collection

A blood sample will be taken from a vein of your hand. A Prolactin test cost is reasonable.

Test preparation

No special requirements are needed to perform this test. However, this test is usually taken between 3 or 4 hours after waking. The Prolactin test price is inexpensive.

Result interpretation

If your test result shows an elevated prolactin level, it indicates that you may have prolactinoma, hypothyroidism, hypothalamus, or liver diseases. Although, it is better to ask your doctor about what the result means for you. You can book a Prolactin test online as well.

Thyrocare Prolactin (PRL) Test

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You will get a payment link in 2 hours. You can make the payment online or pay cash to the technician.

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