We apologize for the inconvenience but due to the Broward schools closure during the Thanksgiving holiday week
THE LAB DOCTOR WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20th - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24th.
We will reopen on Monday, November 27th with our regular hours: • MON-FRI 8AM-5:30PM
If you have an urgent need please email us at: [email protected] to see if we can help you.
Prolactin – $39
Lab Doctor – Fort Lauderdale’s Most Affordable Blood Testing Center
During pregnancy and postpartum lactation, serum prolactin can increase 10- to 20-fold. Exercise, stress, and sleep also cause transient increases in prolactin levels. Consistently elevated serum prolactin levels (>30 ng/mL), in the absence of pregnancy and postpartum lactation, are indicative of hyperprolactinemia. Hypersecretion of prolactin can be caused by pituitary adenomas, hypothalamic disease, breast or chest wall stimulation, renal failure or hypothyroidism. A number of drugs, including many antidepressants, are also common causes of abnormally elevated prolactin levels. Hyperprolactinemia often results in galactorrhea, amenorrhea, and infertility in females, and in impotence and hypogonadism in males. Renal failure, hypothyroidism, and prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas are also common causes of abnormally elevated prolactin levels.