|Alternate:||Follicle Stimulating Hormone|
|Available:||Mon - Fri, first shift only|
|Container:||Red top tube|
|Rejection:||Grossly hemolyzed , lipemic and icteric specimens.|
|Normal:||See Table CH-2 for Tanner Stages.|
|Uses:||FSH and LH levels play a critical role in maintaining the normal function of the male and female reproductive systems. Increased FSH levels in women are associated with menopause and primary ovanian hypofunction. In men, increased FSH levels are associated with primary hypogonadism. Decreased FSH levels are associated with hyperfunction conditions.|
|Method:||Competitive chemiluminescence immunoassay|
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