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FSH, LH & Prolactin in Pune

Also known as Hormonal Profile, Hormonal Panel
FSH, LH & Prolactin in Pune Includes 3 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. In females, the preferred sampling time is day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle for LH & FSH.
  2. Overnight fasting is preferred but not mandatory.

Understanding FSH, LH & Prolactin in Pune


What is FSH, LH & Prolactin in Pune?

An FSH, LH & Prolactin test, also known as Hormonal Profile, is specially tailored to evaluate reproductive health in males and females by testing for FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), and prolactin hormone. It is available at an affordable price in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and prolactin hormone are pivotal for reproductive health in both men and women. Produced in the anterior pituitary gland, in women, FSH and LH are vital for ovulation and menstrual cycles, while prolactin is essential for milk production. In men, FSH and LH play a crucial role in sperm production and testosterone levels, with prolactin influencing testosterone levels.

An FSH, LH & Prolactin test may be recommended for women experiencing symptoms like irregular or heavy menstrual periods, difficulty conceiving, and other reproductive issues. In men, the test is advised in cases of low sperm count, fertility issues, indications of low testosterone such as reduced sex drive or muscle mass, and symptoms of other hormonal imbalances. An FSH, LH & Prolactin test offers crucial information to guide additional testing and treatment for infertility or other reproductive issues. Usually, overnight fasting is required for this test. Therefore, do not eat or drink anything except water before the test. In women, the preferred time to collect the sample is the second or third day of the menstrual cycle.

What does FSH, LH & Prolactin measure?

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An FSH, LH & Prolactin test measures levels of three hormones, namely follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and prolactin, that are critical for reproductive function in males and females. This hormonal test is conducted to address various issues associated with the process of ovulation, fertility, and reproductive organs.

The levels of these hormones are typically low at younger ages, but as adolescence approaches, the brain starts producing GnRH. GnRH is responsible for initiating the changes in puberty and signaling the pituitary gland to release FSH and LH into your blood.

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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

The Follicle Stimulating Hormone test measures the level of FSH in your body. FSH is produced and subsequently released into the blood by the pituitary gland. Its production is controlled by a feedback mechanism involving a hormone situated in the hypothalamus in the brain. The released FSH travels through your blood and then attaches to receptors in the ovaries and testes. It exerts functional effects on the reproductive organs, such as sexual development, puberty, and maturation. FSH levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle in response to estradiol and progesterone. Any disruption or issue in this feedback mechanism can prevent the normal function of the testicles or ovaries. Thus, determining its level provides crucial information regarding your health.

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Serum Prolactin

The Serum Prolactin test measures the levels of prolactin hormone in a person’s body. During pregnancy, prolactin, estrogen, and progesterone hormones stimulate breast milk development. Following childbirth, prolactin helps initiate and maintain the breast milk supply. If a woman does not breastfeed, her prolactin concentration will soon drop back to pre-pregnancy levels.

Besides pregnancy, the most common cause of elevated prolactin concentration is prolactinoma, a prolactin-producing tumor of the pituitary gland. Prolactinomas are the most common type of pituitary tumor and are usually benign (non-cancerous). They develop more frequently in women but are also found in men.

If the pituitary gland and/or the tumor enlarge significantly, it can put pressure on the optic nerve, causing headaches and visual disturbances, and can interfere with the other hormones that the pituitary gland produces.

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Luteinising Hormone

The Luteinising Hormone test determines the level of luteinizing hormone that promotes the functioning of the gonads, i.e., testes in men and ovaries in women. LH is produced by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland situated at the base of the brain. The production and release of LH are controlled by a system known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. A hormone called GnRH is released from the hypothalamus of the brain and binds to the cell receptors in the anterior pituitary gland, which in turn prompts the synthesis and release of luteinizing hormone. LH then travels across the blood and attaches to its target cells in the testes in men and ovaries in women to facilitate optimal sexual and reproductive activities.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about FSH, LH & Prolactin in Pune


Frequently Asked Questions about FSH, LH & Prolactin in Pune

Q. Why is an FSH, LH & Prolactin test done?

An FSH, LH & Prolactin test is done to assess the levels of hormones FSH, LH, and Prolactin that are essential for understanding reproductive health and fertility in both men and women.

Q. How is an FSH, LH & Prolactin test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an FSH, LH & Prolactin test?

No, an FSH, LH & Prolactin test is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during blood sample collection but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. Does Tata 1mg Labs offer an FSH, LH & Prolactin test in Pune near me?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers an FSH, LH & Prolactin test in Pune near you. The test is easy to book, is pocket-friendly, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for an FSH, LH & Prolactin test in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for an FSH, LH & Prolactin test is readily available in Pune. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule an FSH, LH & Prolactin test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

If you want to schedule an FSH, LH & Prolactin test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of an FSH, LH & Prolactin test at Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Pune. An FSH, LH & Prolactin test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 760.

Q. How can I get my FSH, LH & Prolactin test report from Tata 1mg?

The e-report of your FSH, LH & Prolactin test can be found on the Tata 1mg app in downloadable PDF form. This allows you to access your test results at convenience and securely share them with your healthcare provider for further consultation and guidance regarding your overall health. You can also opt for a hard copy of the reports at a minimal price.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of an {test-name} test in Pune?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 18 hours to provide the reports of an FSH, LH & Prolactin test in Pune.
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FSH, LH & Prolactin test price for other cities


Price inBangaloreRs. 1050
Price inNew DelhiRs. 780
Price inMumbaiRs. 760
Price inHyderabadRs. 776
Price inNoidaRs. 860
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References

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