This test measures the level of prolactin in the blood. Prolactin is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland.
This test measures the level of prolactin in the blood.
Prolactin is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland. The primary role of prolactin is to stimulate the production of breast milk. Increased prolactin levels can also can be seen with:
A low prolactin level can indicate a decrease in the functioning of the pituitary gland. It does not usually require treatment. However, your healthcare provider may recommend additional blood tests to make sure your other hormone levels are normal.
In an adult, the blood sample is taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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