Follicle stimulating hormone

Description: 
FSH
Clinical details: 
Menopause
We recommend only FSH as the appropriate test to monitor ovarian oestrogen secretion around the time of menopause. Serum oestradiol is not recommended for investigating menopausal symptoms.
Menopause can be identified with certainty a year or more after the LMP.
Reference range: 

Male: 2.0 - 12.0 iu/L
Female:
Follicular 2.0 - 12.0 iu/L
Luteal 3.0 – 9.0 iu/L
Levels high mid cycle
Post Menopause > 25.0 iu/L

Units: 
iu/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
SST
Call in advance: 
No
Turnaround time: 
Same day
Special sample instructions: 

None

Storage and transport: 
n/a
Contacts:
Blood Sciences at Bedford Hospital
CSR: 01234 355122 X 4811
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ


For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015