Assessment of hypothalamic function and pituitary function, to distinguish between primary and secondary gonadal failure.
Men: 2-12 mIU/ml; Women: follicular phase: 2-15 mIU/ml; midcycle peak: 22-105 mIU/ml; luteal peak: 0.1 - 19 mIU/ml; postmenopausal: 16-64 mIU/ml
Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours. [12/05]
- Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone
- LUTEINIZING HORMONE
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.