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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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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
Effective December 1, 2014
Tanner Stage I: 0.0-2.8 IU/L
Tanner Stage II: 0.0-7.9 IU/L
Tanner Stage III: 0.0-23.0 IU/L
Tanner Stage IV-V: 0.0-25.3 IU/L
Effective December 1, 2014
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: 1.1-8.5 IU/L

0070055Follicle Stimulating Hormone, SerumEffective December 1, 2014
Age
Female
Male
28 days-5 months0.2-14.2 IU/L0.2-4.1 IU/L
6 months-2 years1.4-8.0 IU/L0.3-2.2 IU/L
3-4 years0.6-5.0 IU/L0.3-2.3 IU/L
5-6 years0.5-3.2 IU/L0.3-2.0 IU/L
7-9 years0.4-4.4 IU/L0.3-2.6 IU/L
10-12 years0.7-8.3 IU/L0.5-4.9 IU/L
13-15 years1.0-9.1 IU/L1.1-7.4 IU/L
16-17 years0.4-9.9 IU/L0.9-7.8 IU/L
18 years and older 1.5-12.4 IU/L
Follicular3.5-12.5 IU/L
Mid-cycle4.7-21.5 IU/L
Luteal1.7-7.7 IU/L
Postmenopausal25.8-134.8 IU/L
Tanner Stage I0.4-6.5 IU/L0.3-2.9 IU/L
Tanner Stage II1.0-8.4 IU/L0.4-4.8 IU/L
Tanner Stage III1.0-9.5 IU/L1.0-6.6 IU/L
Tanner IV-V0.6-9.4 IU/L1.0-8.2 IU/L


Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83001; 83002
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070055Follicle Stimulating Hormone15067-2
0070093Luteinizing Hormone10501-5
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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