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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Follitropin, FSH.

Rationale
To distinguish primary causes of gonadal failure from secondary causes, evaluate menstrual disturbances, and assist in infertility evaluations.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoassay.

AgeConventional Units and SI Units
Child
 PrepubertyLess than 10 international units/mL
Adult
 Male1.4–15.5 international units/mL
 Female
  Follicular phase1.4–9.9 international units/mL
  Ovulatory peak6.2–17.2 international units/mL
  Luteal phase1.1–9.2 international units/mL
  Postmenopause19–100 international units/mL

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Follicle-Stimulating Hormone." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425193/3/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425193/3/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone. Accessed June 26, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Follicle-Stimulating Hormone. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425193/3/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 26]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425193/3/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone.
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