Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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FSH

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2318         Geisinger Epic ID: 6709

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
FEMALES:
Follicular phase 3.5 - 12.5 mIU/mL
Ovulation phase 4.7 - 21.5 mIU/mL
Luteal phase 1.7 - 7.7 mIU/mL
Postmenopausal 25.8-134.8 mIU/mL
MALES: 1.5-12.4 mIU/mL
CPT code(s):
83001
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Follicle stimulating hormone level.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Follitropin, Assay, Follicle stimulating hormone, FSH, Gonadotropin
Clinical significance:
FSH is often used in conjunction with other tests (LH, testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone) in the workup of infertility in both men and women. FSH levels are used to help determine the reason a man has a low sperm count. FSH levels are also used in the investigation of menstrual irregularities and to aid in the diagnosis of pituitary disorders or diseases involving the ovaries or testes. In children, FSH and LH are used to daignose delayed or precocious (early) puberty.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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