Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: FSH a.k.a. follicle stimulating hormone

Condition / Indication: Endocrine

Special precautions & notes: Sample at day 1 to 5 of cycle recommended in females.

Reference range: Note new reference ranges from 14/11/22: Adult Male: 1.3-19.3 IU/L. Adult Female (and children +12 years): follicular phase 3.9-8.8 IU/L, mid-cycle: 4.5-22.5 IU/L, luteal phase: 1.8-5.1 IU/L. Peri- or post-menopause: >16 IU/L. See document below for Reference Ranges in Children.

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: 1 day