Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Blood Test

LH


Test Code: 004283
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Blood Test

This test measures the amount of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in the blood.  LH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland.  In women, LH stimulates ovulation as well as the production of estradiol and progesterone.  In men, LH stimulates the production of testosterone.  Measuring Luteinizing Hormone can be useful in evaluating the cause of infertility or aiding in the diagnosis of disorders affecting the pituitary, ovaries or testicles.  In children, measuring LH can help determine the cause of early or delayed puberty.

This test is typically ordered for men or women who are having difficulty conceiving or are experiencing symptoms of a pituitary disorder.  LH is often done along with other blood tests such as FSH, Estradiol, Testosterone or Progesterone.

Turnaround time for the Luteinizing Hormone test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

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Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Blood Test

LH


Test Code: 615
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Blood Test

This test measures the amount of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in the blood.  LH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland.  In women, LH stimulates ovulation as well as the production of estradiol and progesterone.  In men, LH stimulates the production of testosterone.  Measuring Luteinizing Hormone can be useful in evaluating the cause of infertility or aiding in the diagnosis of disorders affecting the pituitary, ovaries or testicles.  In children, measuring LH can help determine the cause of early or delayed puberty.

This test is typically ordered for men or women who are having difficulty conceiving or are experiencing symptoms of a pituitary disorder.  LH is often done along with other blood tests such as FSH, Estradiol, Testosterone or Progesterone.

Turnaround time for the Luteinizing Hormone test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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