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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Diagnostic use in the quantitative determination of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in serum.
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Specimen Preparation: Allow blood samples to clot (15 mins). Separate the serum from the cells by centrifuging for 10 minutes. Store serum at 2-8°C until analysis.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Stability: Tightly cap and refrigerate specimens at 2° to 8°C if the assay is not completed within 8 hours. Freeze samples at or below -20°C if the sample is not assayed within 48 hours.
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
Accu Reference Medical Laboratory
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Serum)
Adults: The expected results for the FSH assay were previously established. Data was obtained on serum samples from 524 apparently healthy individuals. Based on a central 95% interval, the following reference ranges were established:
Sample Category N Median (mIU/mL) (IU/L) Range (mIU/mL) (IU/L)
Follicular Phase 95 5.6 2.5–10.2
49 9.0 3.4–33.4
99 2.9 1.5–9.1
92 0.0 < 0.3
72 64.3 23.0–116.3
117 4.5 1.4–18.1
These results were confirmed for the FSH assay by analyzing 288 samples in the range of 0.4 to 175.1 mIU/mL (IU/L).
0.3 – 200 mIU/mL.
Values greater than 200 mIU/mL will be reported as >200 mIU/mL.
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