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Follicle Stimulating Hormone
|Performed by||China Basin Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Thursday, Sunday (day shift)|
|Method||Chemiluminescent immunoassay (Centaur)|
|Container type||Gold top or Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.3 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze at -20C.|
Adult females (≥ 18 years):
|Synonyms||FSH; follitropin; gonadotropin tests|
|Turn around times||1-3 days|
|Additional information||This assay is performed in-house and is suitable for use in adult patients to assess general endocrine function.
Adult male reference ranges were established using donor samples collected from the UCSF Donor Center (excluding autologous donors). Female reference ranges were adopted from the Siemens Centaur reagent insert.
This assay standardization is traceable to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2nd International Standard for human FSH (IS 94/632)..
Samples from younger patients are referred to a reference laboratory employing a more sensitive assay (see entry for FSH, Ultrasensitive)
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|Last Updated||9/19/2012 11:11:49 AM|
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