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Luteinizing Hormone

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LH
Test group LH
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
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze at -20°C.
Units IU/L
Normal range
Males 20-70 years 0.7-7.9 IU/L
Males > 70 years 3.1-34.6 IU/L


Females
Follicular phase 1.9-12.5 IU/L
Mid-cycle peak 8.7-76.3 IU/L
Luteal phase 0.5-16.9 IU/L
Pregnant <0.1-1.5
Post-menopausal 15.9-54.0 IU/L
Synonyms LH; gonadotropin tests; Leuteinizing hormone
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 range for 20-70 years was established using adult male samples collected from the UCSF Donor Center (excluding autologous donors). Female reference ranges and the male reference range for >70 years was adopted from the Siemens Centaur reagent insert.

This assay standardization is traceable to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2nd International Standard for human LH (IS 80/552).

For pediatric patients see entry for LH, Ultrasensitive
LOINC code 10501-5
Last Updated 9/15/2011 3:18:24 PM
Entry Number 618
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