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

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Last updated: 07/08/2015