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Sample Type: SERUM
Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It stimulates the breast to make milk. The test may be ordered to determine cause of breast milk production not associated with pregnancy, cause of infertility in women and erectile dysfunction in men, to evaluate abnormal menstrual periods, and to diagnose and monitor various pituitary tumors and disorders.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking