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Test Code LH US Luteinizing Hormone Ultra Sensitive

Clinical System Name

Luteinizing Hormone Ultra Sensitive

Synonyms

LH Precocious Puberty
LH Ultrasensitive

LH 3rd Generation

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.6 mL

 

Note:             Sample must be received and processed in lab within 1 hour of collection.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolyzed or icteric samples. Samples that have not been spun and frozen within 1 hour of collection.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Spin sample within 1 hour of collection and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Freeze sample in CPA freezer send-outs rack within 1 hour of collection.

 

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood within 1 hour of collection. Transfer serum/plasma to plastic aliquot container. Freeze serum immediately.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp N
  Refrigerated N
  Frozen 28 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N  Drawn daily. Set-up T - Sa at Quest. 2 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Department:  

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

Age (Years)

Males (mIU/mL)

Females (mIU/mL)

0 - 2

None Established

None Established

3 - 7

≤ 0.26

≤ 0.26

8 - 9

≤ 0.46

≤ 0.69

10 - 11

≤ 3.13

≤ 4.38

12 - 14

0.23 - 4.41

0.04 - 10.80

15 - 17

0.29 - 4.77

0.97 - 14.70

 

Methodology

Method: Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83002

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Luteinizing Hormone, Pediatrics

Reference Test Number:

36086

Instructions:

Send out M - F with Quest courier.