FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE
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Pituitary function test also useful to distinguish primary ovarian failure from secondary ovarian failure
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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in SST tube. Avoid hemolysis of specimen.
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.