Interpreting raised serum prolactin results
BMJ 2014; 348:g3207 (Published 23 May 2014)
Andy Levy


Short description:
The author explores how doctors in primary care can identify, investigate, and refer patients with hyperprolactinaemia

Learning points
• Prolactin is a stress hormone. Transient concentrations double the upper limit of the reference range are common
• Antipsychotic drugs and treatments for nausea are common causes of hyperprolactinaemia
• Prolactin concentrations over 3000 mIU/L suggests the presence of a prolactinoma

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