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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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