A simple blood test that establishes if your levels of prolactin are higher or lower than normal.

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Prolactin (PRL), or lactotrope as it is sometimes known, is a protein. It is produced by a small organ at the base of the brain called the anterior pituitary gland. Although found in very low levels in men, prolactin is best known for producing breast milk in females.

Who is this test for?

This test is for people looking to find out their prolactin levels.

What Next?

If you have any results out of the normal range we recommend you consult a doctor just to be sure that everything is ok

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Prolactin is a hormone which is produced in the pituitary gland and plays a role in reproductive health. Its primary purpose is to stimulate milk production after childbirth, and in pregnant and breastfeeding women prolactin levels can soar. 

Raised levels in a woman who isn't pregnant or breastfeeding can signal fertility problems as well as irregular periods.

Raised levels in men can cause reduced sex drive, lack of energy, erectile disfunction and fertility problems. 

We strongly advise that you have blood taken from the vein for this test.If you know someone that can do this for you: friend, doctor’s surgery or a clinic, that’s great.

We can send you this kit free of charge.

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