FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Adult Male:   1.6-8.0 mIU/mL  
Adult Female:
   Follicular:   2.5-10.2 mIU/mL  
   Midcycle Peak:   3.1-17.7 mIU/mL  
   Luteal:   1.5-9.1 mIU/mL  
   Postmenopausal:   23.0-116.3 mIU/mL  

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeFSH
CPT-4 Code (s)
83001
LOINC Codes
15067-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory