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.
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: 5 days; 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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83001

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070055 Follicle Stimulating Hormone 15067-2
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Aliases
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Follicle-stimulating Hormone
  • FSH
  • Pituitary gonadotropins
Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Serum