Feb 5, 2018




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FSH (FSH) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: FSH

Test Name: FSH

Health Link Test Code: FSH

LIS Test Code: FSH

CPT Code(s): 83001

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: 3 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days removed from cells, clot, or gel

24 hours on gel

Stability Frozen:

12 months

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


 Male  mIU/mL
   1 year - 11 years  0.0 - 2.8
   12 years and up  1.0-12.0
   1 year - 11 years  0.0 - 2.8
  Normal menstruating females  
    Follicular phase 3.0-8.1
    Midcycle peak 2.6-16.7
    Luteal phase 1.4-5.5
    Postmenopausal  26.7-133.4


Normal infants have a transient rise in FSH to pubertal levels or higher within the first 3 months, which then declines to prepubertal values by the end of the first year.  Pediatric reference intervals from the Harriet Lane Handbook.

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Test Limitations:

Results may be affected if patient has developed heterophilic antibodies due to exposure to animal based products.