Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Pituitary function test also useful to distinguish primary ovarian failure from secondary ovarian failure

Reference Range *

Adult Male: 1.5 - 10.0 mIU/mL; Adult Female: follicular phase: 2.0 - 12.0 mIU/mL; midcycle: 5.0 - 24.0 mIU/mL; luteal phase: 1.5 - 10.0 mIU/mL; post-menopausal: 21.0 - 131.0 mIU/mL.

Test Limitations

Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours. [12/05]

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
FSH
MiChart Code
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
Synonyms
  • FSH
  • Gonadotropin Pituitary
  • Pituitary Gonadotropin
  • Prolan A
  • FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for longer storage.

Alternate Specimen
Red Top Tube
Rejection Criteria
Anticoagulants not acceptable.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
83001
Fee Code
23303
LOINC
15067-2
NY State Approved
No