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Luteinizing Hormone

Source Blood
Mnemonic LH
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.5 mL plasma or serum 

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) LH
Reference Interval

Female:

1 day – 10 years

0-6 IU/L

Follicular

1-13 IU/L

Luteal

1-17 IU/L

Mid-cycle peak

8-76 IU/L

Post-menopause

16-54 IU/L

 

Male:

1 day – 10 years

0-6 IU/L

11 – 70 years

1-9 IU/L

71 – 150 years

3-35 IU/L