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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Test Name:Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Epic Order Code:LAB86  
CPT Code:83001
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 1-3 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2 - 8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 7 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -20° C for up to 12 months.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, gross hemolysis.
Reference Range:Male: 0.95 - 11.95 mIU/mL
 Female:
 Follicular Phase: 3.03 - 8.08 mIU/mL
 Mid-Cycle Phase: 2.55 - 16.69 mIU/mL
 Luteal Phase: 1.38 - 5.47 mIU/mL
 Postmenopausal: 26.72 - 133.41 mIU/mL
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