Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB87
CPT Code(s) 83002
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
Micro: 2 blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top

8 hours
Room Temperature:  8 hours
Refrigerated:  48 hours
Frozen:  30 days
Availability 24 hours/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
Stat: 90 mins
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
Comments Reference Ranges: Luteinizing Hormone(LH)
LH, Female mIU/mL LH, Male mIU/mL
(Menstruating) Follicular Phase 1.9-12.5 20-70 yrs 1.5-9.3
Mid-Cycle Peak 8.7-76.3 >70 yrs 3.1-34.6 
Luteal Phase 0.5-16.9
Pregnant <1.5
Post Menopausal 5.0-55.2
  Testing is performed using Siemens Atellica LH Assay.  Different test methods should not be used interchangeably.
Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker 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