Luteinizing Hormone, Serum
0070093
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LH
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.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. 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: 0.5 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
 
 
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
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83002
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070093Luteinizing Hormone10501-5
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Aliases
  • ICSH
  • Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone
  • Leuteotropic Hormone
  • LH
  • Luteotropic Hormone
  • lutrophin
  • lutropin
  • Pituitary gonadotropins