PRL Test Kit

BackDuration: 15 minutes

Aids the assessment of abnormal lactation or fertility issues

Clinical significance of test

Prolactin, also known as lactotropin, is a protein best known for its role in enabling mammals, usually females, to produce milk. It is influential in over 300 separate processes in various vertebrates, including humans. Prolactin is secreted from the pituitary gland in response to eating, mating, estrogen treatment, ovulation and nursing. It is secreted heavily in pulses in between these events. Prolactin plays an essential role in metabolism, regulation of the immune system and pancreatic development.

Steps of operation

Clinical application

  • Diagnose a prolactinoma (a type of tumor of the pituitary gland)
  • Help find the cause of a woman’s menstrual irregularities and/or infertility
  • Help find the cause of a man’s low sex drive and/or erectile dysfunction

Interpretation of results

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