Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): FSH
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 plasma or serum required is 700 ÁL for adult samples or 200 ÁL 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: ≤ 3.1 IU/L
Tanner stage 2: ≤ 6.9 IU/L
Tanner stage 3: ≤ 10.1 IU/L
Tanner stage 4: 1.3 - 11.4 IU/L
Tanner stage 5: 1.6 - 11.2 IU/L
1 - 5 years: < 1.9 IU/L
5 - 10 years: < 2.3 IU/L
Adult: 1.5 - 12.4 IU/L

Female:
Tanner stage 1: ≤ 4.5 IU/L
Tanner stage 2: ≤ 7.1 IU/L
Tanner stage 3: 1.7 - 8.7 IU/L
Tanner stage 4: 1.7 - 10.2 IU/L
Tanner stage 5: 1.2 - 9.5 IU/L
1 - 10 years: ≤ 6.0 IU/L
Follicular phase: 3.5 - 12.5 IU/L
Ovulatory phase: 4.7 - 21.5 IU/L
Luteal phase: 1.7 - 7.7 IU/L
Post-menopausal: 25.8 - 134.8 IU/L
Effective Date: 2009-12-01
Revised Date: 2018-03-06
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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