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Prolactin test

Prolactin test

Prolactin test: The prolactin test measures the blood concentration of prolactin, a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland to stimulate lactation.

Diseases Associated with Prolactin test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Prolactin test:

  • Pituitary tumors secreting prolactin (increased levels)
  • Galactorrhea (increased levels)
  • Amenorrhea (increased levels)
  • Pituitary metastatic cancer (increased levels)
  • Hypothyroidism (increased levels)
  • Paraneoplastic tumors, e.g. lung cancer (increased levels)
  • Pituitary apoplexy, or bleeding from an enlarged pituitary tumor (decreased levels)

Basic Information: Prolactin test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Prolactin test' may be involved.

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