FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Gross lipemia or hemolysis, plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Adult Male:   1.4-18.1 mIU/mL  
Adult Female:
   Follicular:   2.5-10.2 mIU/mL  
   Midcycle Peak:   3.4-33.4 mIU/mL  
   Luteal:   1.5-9.1 mIU/mL  
   Pregnant:   <0.6  
   Postmenopausal:   23.0-116.3 mIU/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeFSH
CPT-4 Code (s)
83001
LOINC Codes
15067-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory