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To distinguish primary causes of gonadal failure from secondary causes, evaluate menstrual disturbances, and assist in infertility evaluations.
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|Age||Conventional Units and SI Units|
| Prepuberty||Less than 10 international units/mL|
| Male||1.4–15.5 international units/mL|
| Follicular phase||1.4–9.9 international units/mL|
| Ovulatory peak||6.2–17.2 international units/mL|
| Luteal phase||1.1–9.2 international units/mL|
| Postmenopause||19–100 international units/mL|
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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 November 17, 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 November 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425193/all/Follicle_Stimulating_Hormone.
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