LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection 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: 5 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeLH
CPT-4 Code (s)
83002
LOINC Codes
10501-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory