You'll receive it via email within 60 seconds of your order unless it requires additional processing (only very complex orders do).
When will my results be available?
Many general wellness test results are usually available online within 2-3 business days. However, some tests will require additional time for processing. You'll immediately receive an email notification when your results are available.
Do you notify my insurance company?
We do not share your results with your physician, insurance company, or any other third party.
Both men and women usually have low levels of prolactin. High levels of prolactin, interfere with the man's ability to produce testosterone.
Prolactin is a protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that induces and maintains lactation in the postpartum women.
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 women, and in impotence and hypogonadism in men. Renal failure, hypothyroidism, and prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas are also common causes of abnormally elevated prolactin levels.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Overnight fasting is preferred. Fasting is defined as no consumption of food or beverage other than water for at least 8 - 10 hours before testing. Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.