Specimen: 3 mL (1.5 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Collect specimen 4 hours after the patient has awakened. Overnight fasting is preferred. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 2 weeks
Method: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Comment: In females, preferred sampling time is Day 2 / Day 3 of the menstrual cycle.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: Infertility in females can be associated with amenorrhea / oligomenorrhea or with apparently normal menstruation. The latter can occur due to luteal phase deficiency which may involve abnormal follicular development, ovulation or luteal function. A variety of clinical causes identified include use of certain medications, systemic disease states and endocrine abnormalities. A couple is considered infertile if they fail to conceive after six months of unprotected intercourse.
Specialty: Gynecologist, Endocrinologist
Disease: Disorders of Endocrine System, Infertility
Components: *FSH *LH *Prolactin *Testosterone, Total *TSH Ultrasensitive
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred. Collect specimen 4 hours after the patient has awakened. In females, preferred sampling time is Day 2 / Day 3 of the menstrual cycle.