Prolactin

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine whether or not your prolactin concentrations are higher (or occasionally lower) than normal

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of an elevated prolactin, such as galactorrhoea (breast milk production, not during pregnancy) and/or visual disturbances and headaches; as part of investigation for female and male infertility; for follow up of low testosterone in men

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None