Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Luteinizing Hormone, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Luteinizing Hormone, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): LH
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red, Gold, or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are also acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum or plasma required is 700 L for adult samples or 200 L for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Male:
Tanner stage 1: ≤ 1.30 IU/L
Tanner stage 2: ≤ 2.91 IU/L
Tanner stage 3: 0.65 4.19 IU/L
Tanner stage 4: 1.16 - 6.23 IU/L
Tanner stage 5: 1.15 - 7.17 IU/L
Adult: 1.70 - 8.60 IU/L


Female:
Tanner stage 1: < 0.31 IU/L
Tanner stage 2: ≤ 4.01 IU/L
Tanner stage 3: ≤ 7.93 IU/L
Tanner stage 4: 0.68 - 19.80 IU/L
Tanner stage 5: 0.48 - 21.60 IU/L
Follicular phase: 2.40 - 12.60 IU/L
Ovulatory phase: 14.00 - 95.60 IU/L
Luteal phase: 1.00 - 11.40 IU/L
Post-menopausal: 7.70 - 58.50 IU/L
Effective Date: 2009-12-01
Revised Date: 2018-10-26
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
LHFSH
 
Referred To:  

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