To assist in diagnosing female fertility problems that may occur from tumor or ovarian failure.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 3.67)|
|12 mo–10 yr|
|Male and female||Less than 17 pg/mL||Less than 62.4 pmol/L|
|Male||Less than 40 pg/mL||Less than 147 pmol/L|
|Female||Less than 300 pg/mL||Less than 1,100 pmol/L|
|Adult male||Less than 50 pg/mL||Less than 184 pmol/L|
|Early follicular phase||20–150 pg/mL||73–551 pmol/L|
|Late follicular phase||40–350 pg/mL||147–1,285 pmol/L|
|Midcycle peak||150–750 pg/mL||551–2,753 pmol/L|
|Luteal phase||30–450 pg/mL||110–1,652 pmol/L|
|Postmenopause||Less than 20 pg/mL||Less than 73 pmol/L|
|Levels for males and females are elevated at birth but decrease in a few days to prepubertal values. Levels vary significantly during the female menstrual cycle.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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