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Test Code FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Clinical System Name

Follicle Stimulating Hormone level

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin Microtainer, Gold Microtainer, Red

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note: Specify age and sex of patient. 

Minimum volume of 1.0 mL may be shared with FSH, LH and prolactin.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: gross lipemia

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. Serum/plasma should be removed from separator for storage.

 

Off-site collection: On requisition, specify age and sex of patient. Spin blood. Transfer serum/plasma to plastic aliquot container. Refrigerate.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum/plasma Refrigerated 48 h
separated serum/plasma Room temp 2 h
  Refrigerated 6 d
  Frozen -20 C 4 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-F, day shift 1-4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

Males mIU/mL Females mIU/mL
1 - 9 years 0.0 - 5.0 1 - 2 years 0.0 - 8.0
9 - 11 years 0.0 - 6.0 2 - 8 years 0.0 - 5.0
11 - 13 years 0.0 - 8.0 8 - 11 years 0.0 - 10.0
13 - 18 years 0.0 - 10.0 11 - 18 years 0.0 - 15.0
18 - 70 years 2.0 - 20.0 18 - 55 years 2.0 - 25.0
    55 - 70 years 30.0 - 999.0

 

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescence by Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 0.180 mL serum/plasma

Limitations: Turbidity may affect results.

CPT Codes

83001