Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB86
EPIC Order
  FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE LEVEL (FSH)
CPT Code(s)   83001
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; Stat: 888
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
  Micro: 500 µL blood
Stability  
Spun: Room temp: 8 hours
Spun, refrigerated:  48 hours
Spun, frozen: <4 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   Routine: 2 hours; Stat: 90 mins
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
Comments
Reference Ranges:  Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  mIU/mL
Male (13-70 years): 1.4-18.1
Female (menstruating)  
Follicular phase: 2.5-10.2
Mid-cycle peak: 3.4-33.4
Luteal phase: 1.5-9.1
Pregnant: <0.3
Post Menopausal: 23.0-116.3
 
Testing is performed using Siemens Atellica FSH Assay.  Different test methods should not be used interchangeably.
Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 28, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514