Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Serum
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
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
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
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
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070055Follicle Stimulating Hormone
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Cross References
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Follicle-stimulating Hormone
  • FSH
  • Pituitary gonadotropins