Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Serum

Test ID: 

704247

CPT code:

83002

Synonyms:

Interstitial Cell-stimulating Hormone

Clinical Use:

The primary clinical use of LH measurement is in evaluating the normalcy of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Measurement of serum gonadotropin levels will allow for distinguishing between primary gonadal failure and deficient gonadal stimulation. LH measurement may also be of clinical importance because growth hormone and LH are frequently the first hormones to be affected by pituitary disease. The serum analysis of LH has also been found to be very useful in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility in women.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

0.8 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.3 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection:

If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

 

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