LUTEINIZING HORMONE

Mnemonic

LH

Synonym

LH

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens, plasma

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

Chemiluminescence

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories-SAGH

Reference Values

Reference Values

ADULT MALE: 1.7-8.6 IU/L
FEMALE:
Follicular: 2.4-12.6 IU/L
Midcycle: 14.0-95.6 IU/L
Luteal: 1.0-11.4 IU/L
Postmenopausal: 7.7-58.5 IU/L
Pregnancy: <0.1-1.5 IU/L

CPT Codes

83002

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:20 AM