Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Serum
0070055
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
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
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Pooled specimens must be all serum or all plasma. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.   
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Effective December 1, 2014
 
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 0.4-​6.5 IU/L 0.3-​2.9 IU/L
Tanner Stage II 1.0-​8.4 IU/L 0.4-​4.8 IU/L
Tanner Stage III 1.0-​9.5 IU/L 1.0-​6.6 IU/L
Tanner IV-​V 0.6-​9.4 IU/L 1.0-​8.2 IU/L
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83001
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070055Follicle Stimulating Hormone15067-2
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Aliases
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Follicle-stimulating Hormone
  • FSH
  • Pituitary gonadotropins