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Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Pediatric
|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Chemistry at x3-1501 if ordered in patients over the age of 20.|
|Container type||Red top|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||0.5 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.3 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze at -20C. Specify age and sex on request form. Order Quest # 1024N.|
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|Synonyms||FSH ultrasensitive; FSH Pediatric|
|Turn around times||Test performed Tuesday and Friday. Turnaround time: 2-6 days.|
|Additional information||This send-out assay is primarily reserved for testing in pediatric patients with suspected or complex endocrine abnormalities. For adult patients see "Follicle stimulating hormone" (test code FSH). It requires approval if ordered in patients over the age of 20.
Medi-Cal Medical Necessity Policy applies.
FSH peaks (typically 3.00-6.00 mIU/mL for this assay) in male infants at 4 months of age, falling to prepubertal levels by 1 year of age.
FSH peaks (as high as 30.00 mIU/mL for this assay) in female infants at 3 months of age, falling slowly to prepubertal levels by 1-2 years of age.
(Forest MG, Ducharme JR, Gonadotropic and gonadal hormones, Ch 8, in: Bertrand et al, eds. Pediatric Endocrinology, 2ND Ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1993).
|Last Updated||5/4/2012 2:22:20 PM|