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Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Centralized Core Laboratory : Special Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
LH SCRED
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube - Serum
Collection Volume:
2.0 mL(minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Gross hemolysis or sample other than serum. Samples drawn in serum separator tubes are unacceptable.
Storage:
Frozen
Availability:
Mon - Fri (0800-1600) MUST BE IN LAB BY 10A.M. FOR SAME DAY RESULTS
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence Assay
Special Instructions:
Do not use serum separator tube. Specimen must be in lab by 1300 for same day results. Notify lab of last menstrual period for female patients. It is important to measure the Follicle Stimulating Hormone FSH) level along with the LH level.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8484
TAT:
1 hour during hours of availability
Additional Info:
Reference range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
83002
Synonyms:
Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone