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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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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Follitropin, FSH.

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

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

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

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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/all/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/all/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone. Accessed April 18, 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/all/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 April 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425193/all/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone.
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