A simple at-home test to measure the levels of prolactin in your blood which can affect fertility.
A simple at-home test to measure the levels of prolactin levels.
Take your sample in the morning, between day 2 and 5 of your period.
If you don’t have periods, you can take the sample at any time of your cycle.
If you are taking hormone replacement or the contraceptive pill, the results may be affected. Consider taking the test during a break from these medications for more accurate results.
If you use hormone gels or hormone pessaries, avoid collecting the sample from the finger usually used to manipulate these medications.
Up to 2 working days
Prolactin inhibits follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which allow eggs to develop and mature. It also stimulates milk production after childbirth. Hyperprolactinemia, meaning abnormally high levels of prolactin, can prevent a woman from conceiving.
Andreia Trigo RN