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LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH)

Alternative Name:

LH; Follitropin; ICSH; Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone

Clinical Utility:

Determination of the LH concentration is used in the elucidation of dysfunctions within the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonads system. The highest LH concentrations occur during the mid-cycle peak and induce ovulation and formation of the corpus luteum, the principle secretion product of which is progesterone. In the Leydig cells of the testes, LH stimulates the production of testosterone.

Container:

1 mL SST Tube

Collection Instructions:

Fill tube, invert gently 5 times, label with patient name, let stand for minimum of 30 minutes, maximum of 1 hr, spin for 10-15 minutes

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

1 days

CPT Code:

83002 (1)