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.
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 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: 5 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

Effective August 15, 2011

Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
0070093 Luteinizing 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

0070055 Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Serum 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; 83002

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070055 Follicle Stimulating Hormone 15067-2
0070093 Luteinizing Hormone 10501-5
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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
Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone