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36176: FSH and LH, Pediatrics Print View
LH, Pediatrics IA    mIU/mL 
FSH, Pediatrics ECLIA    mIU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.6) mL   Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

The FSH Pediatrics by ECL assay quantitatively measures FSH in human serum. In the female, FSH stimulates follicular growth, prepares ovarian follicles for action by LH and enhances the LH induced release of estrogen. FSH levels are elevated after menopause, castration and in premature ovarian failure. In the male, FSH stimulates seminiferous tubule and testicular growth and is involved in the early stages of spermatogenesis. Oligospermic males usually have elevated FSH levels. Tumors of the testes generally depress serum FSH levels and increase levels of LH. High levels of FSH in men maybe found in primary testicular failure and Klinefelter syndrome. Elevated levels are also present in cases of starvation, renal failure, hyperthyroidism and cirrhosis.

Collect blood specimens in serum red-top (no gel) or serum separator
tube (plastic) and separate the serum immediately. Sample may be
drawn in a serum separator red-top glass tube, but not submitted in
this tube. Freeze immediately and submit to laboratory frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Codes
83002,83001

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; Icteric; glass tubes, Room temperature and Refrigerated; Unacceptable
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence, Immunoassay






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