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Test Code FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone, LAB86

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Laboratory, Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Gold-top serum or red-top serum tube

Specimen:  0.5 mL of serum

Minimum:  0.3 mL of serum

Stability:

  • Room temperature:  8 hours.  Do not use samples that have been stored at room temperature for longer than 8 hours.
  • Refrigeration (2°-8°C):  24 hours
  • Frozen (≤ -20°C): Undetermined.  Freeze samples only once and mix thoroughly after thawing.

Transport:  Refrigerated

Reference Values

Age

Male mIU/mL

Female mIU/mL

1 day – 7 days

≤3.0

≤3.4

8 days – 15 days

≤1.4

≤1.0

16 days – 10 years

≤2.5

≤6.5

11 years

0.4 – 8.9

0.4 – 9.0

12 years

0.5 – 10.5

1.0 – 17.2 *

13 years

0.7 – 10.8

1.8 – 9.9 *

14 years

0.5 – 10.5

0.9 – 11.8 *

15 years

0.4 – 18.5

1.1 – 12.4 *

16  years

0.2 – 9.7

1.1 – 12.4 *

17 – 19 years

2.1 – 14.2

0.9 – 9.6 *

20 – 70 years

1.4 – 18.1

*See Table Below

 

Age: 12 – 70 years

Female  mIU/mL

Normally menstruating

 

Follicular Phase

2.5–10.2

Midcycle Peak

3.4–33.4

Luteal Phase

1.5–9.1

Pregnant

< 0.3

Postmenopausal

23.0–116.3

 

 

 

 

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday and Friday

STAT testing available Monday through Friday, day shift only

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83001

Useful For

FSH and LH play a critical role in maintaining the normal function of the male and female reproductive systems.

Methodology

Chemiluminescence Assay

Analytic Time

2-4 days upon receipt