|Test||FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE (FSH), SERUM|
|Description||Useful for assessing the function of the male and female reproductive systems including the prediction of ovulation and evaluation of infertility; the diagnosis of pituitary disorders and diagnosis of suspected hypogonadism.
No sample should be collected on patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses(i.e. biotin therapy for Multiple Sclerosis or oncology patients; skin, hair and nail supplements, or multivitamins containing > 5 mg/day) until at least 12 hours after the last biotin administration. If unsure, or if the clinical picture does not fit the results please contact the laboratory . We have methods to check for biotin interference as well as for any other interferences and for the accuracy of the results.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated.
NOTE: PATIENT'S AGE AND SEX ARE REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
Males: 1.5 - 12.4 mlU/mL
Follicular phase: 3.5 - 12.5 mIU/mL
Midcycle: 4.7 - 21.5 mlU/mL
Luteal phase: 1.7 - 7.7 mlU/mL
Postmenopausal: 25.8 - 134.8 mIU/mL
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|