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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Test Name

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum or plasma, free from hemolysis, collected with or without gel separator. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8hrs, refrigerated for 1 week and frozen at -20°C for 3 months.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Thaw only once.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable, heparinized plasma, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 day

Test Utilization


Reference Value

Male: 1.5 - 14.0 IU/L

Female Pre-menopausal: 3.4 - 8.8 IU/L

Ovulatory Peak 5.4 - 20.0 IU/L

Menopausal 41.0 – 124.0 IU/L

Test Code



Immunoenzymatic (Sandwich) Assay

Testing Location


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