Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone
0070193
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LH/FSH
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red or plasma separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Effective August 15, 2011
 
Test Number Components Reference Interval
0070093Luteinizing Hormone, Serum  
 
Females Males
7-​9 years: 0.0-​0.7 IU/L
10-​12 years: 0.0-​6.8 IU/L
13-​15 years: 0.3-​23.0 IU/L
16-​17 years: 0.0-​26.4 IU/L
Follicular: 2.4-​12.6 IU/L
Mid-​cycle: 14.0-​95.6 IU/L
Luteal: 1.0-​11.4 IU/L
Postmenopausal: 7.7-​58.5 IU/L
7-​9 years: 0.0-​0.7 IU/L
10-​12 years: 0.0-​3.4 IU/L
13-​15 years: 0.3-​5.6 IU/L
16-​17 years: 1.1-​9.0 IU/L
18 years and older: 1.7-​8.6 IU/L
Tanner Stage I: 0.0-​9.3 IU/L
Tanner Stage II: 0.0-​16.0 IU/L
Tanner Stage III: 0.0-​23.0 IU/L
Tanner Stage IV-​V: 0.0-​19.1 IU/L
Tanner Stage I: 0.0-​1.0 IU/L
Tanner Stage II: 0.0-​3.6 IU/L
Tanner Stage III: 0.2-​6.4 IU/L
Tanner Stage IV-​V: 0.9-​8.3 IU/L
0070055Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Serum Effective August 15, 2011
 
Age Female Male
28 days-​5 months 0.2-​14.2 IU/L 0.2-​4.1 IU/L
6 months-​2 years 1.4-​8.0 IU/L 0.3-​2.2 IU/L
3-​4 years 0.6-​5.0 IU/L 0.3-​2.3 IU/L
5-​6 years 0.5-​3.2 IU/L 0.3-​2.0 IU/L
7-​9 years 0.4-​4.4 IU/L 0.3-​2.6 IU/L
10-​12 years 0.7-​8.3 IU/L 0.5-​4.9 IU/L
13-​15 years 1.0-​9.1 IU/L 1.1-​7.4 IU/L
16-​17 years 0.4-​9.9 IU/L 0.9-​7.8 IU/L
18 years and older  1.5-​12.4 IU/L
Follicular 3.5-​12.5 IU/L  
Mid-​cycle 4.7-​21.5 IU/L  
Luteal 1.7-​7.7 IU/L  
Postmenopausal 25.8-​134.8 IU/L  
Tanner Stage I 0.6-​8.4 IU/L 0.3-​2.9 IU/L
Tanner Stage II 0.6-​8.9 IU/L 0.5-​4.8 IU/L
Tanner Stage III 0.5-​8.9 IU/L 1.0-​6.4 IU/L
Tanner IV-​V 0.7-​9.3 IU/L 1.0-​8.1 IU/L
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83001; 83002
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070055Follicle Stimulating Hormone
0070093Luteinizing Hormone
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Aliases
  • Follicle stimulating hormone
  • Follicle Stimulating/Luteinizing Hormone
  • FSH/LH
  • ICSH
  • Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone
  • LH/FSH
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • lutrophin
  • lutropin
  • Pituitary gonadotropins