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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE (FSH)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FSH

Synonyms:

FSH; Follitropin

CPT Codes:

83001 – Gonadotropin; follicle stimulating hormone

Test Includes:

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) concentration reported in mIU/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

FSH is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary in response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone. FSH and LH play a critical role in maintaining the normal function of the male and female reproductive systems.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Preferred: Green top (Li Hep) tube
Alternate: Red top (plain, no gel) tube

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) plasma/serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove plasma/serum aliquot into a plastic sample cup. Store at 2-8 degrees Centigrade for up to 7 days.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Males:

Prepubertal children ≤10 yrs:

<5 mIU/mL

Adults (>10 yrs):

1 – 10 mIU/mL

Females:

Prepubertal children <10 yrs:

<5 mIU/mL

Menstruating Females:

Follicular Phase:

1 – 9 mIU/mL

Midcycle Peak:

4 – 30 mIU/mL

Luteal Phase:

0 – 7 mIU/mL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Heterophile antibodies may interfere with immunoassay tests.

Methodology:

Homogeneous Sandwich Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

References:

Siemens Dimension Vista FSH Instructions For Use (2/29/2012) Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Jacobs and DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp Inc, Hudson OH, 5th Edition

National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) (2002) Clinical Laboratory Technical Procedure Manuals; Approved Guideline-Fourth Edition GP2-A4

Burtis CA, Ashwood ER, ed (2006) Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry. 4th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders

Biorad Immunoassay Plus Control Product Insert

Updates:

7/22/2014: Method change, previously listed as Two Site Immunoassay, Chemiluminescence.



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