Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
The FSH assay utilizes a sequential two-step immunoenzymatic (“sandwich”) assay to determine hormone levels from human serum.
This test measures the amount of follicle stimulating hormone in the bloodstream. It can aid in determining reproductive issues in men (low sperm counts) and women (development of eggs), determine menopause status, investigation of menstrual irregularities, and diagnose pituitary or hypothalamus disorders.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum or plasma sample in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
Lithium Heparin (green top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store serum or plasma at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: 15°C to 30°C for no longer than 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C for up to 48 hours
Frozen: -20°C or lower, samples should be thawed only once.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083