FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE

Mnemonic

FSH

Synonym

FSH

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red top tube, 5.0 mL PST

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature(minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. Include age, sex and other pertinent medical history.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Sun - Fri

Method

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories-SAGH

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE: 1.4-18.1 IU/L
FEMALE:
Follicular: 4.0-13.0IU/L
Midcycle Phase: 5.0-22.0 IU/L
Luteal Phase: 2-8 IU/L
Postmenopausal: 26-135 IU/L
During

CPT Codes

83001

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:12 AM