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 - 19 mIU/ml; postmenopausal: 16-64 mIU/ml
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours. [12/05]
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hours
Soft Order Code
Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone
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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.
0.5 mL serum
0.25 mL serum