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Luteinizing Hormone

Luteinizing Hormone is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
LH, luteotropin, interstitial cell–stimulating hormone (ICSH).

Common Use:
To assess gonadal function related to fertility issues and response to therapy.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunoassay)

Concentration by Gender and by Phase (in Females)Conventional and SI Units
Male
 Less than 2 yr0.5–1.9 international units/mL
 2–10 yrLess than 0.5 international units/mL
 11–20 yr0.5–5.3 international units/mL
 Adult1.2–7.8 international units/mL
Female
 Less than 2–10 yrLess than 0.5 international units/mL
 11–20 yr0.5–9 international units/mL
Phase in Females
 Follicular1.7–15 international units/mL
 Ovulatory21.9–80 international units/mL
 Luteal0.6–16.3 international units/mL
 Postmenopausal14.2–52.3 international units/mL

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Luteinizing 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/425289/all/Luteinizing_Hormone.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Luteinizing Hormone. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425289/all/Luteinizing_Hormone. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Luteinizing Hormone. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425289/all/Luteinizing_Hormone
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Luteinizing Hormone [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425289/all/Luteinizing_Hormone.
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