FSH

CPT Code

83001

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

2-8°C, 7 days

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone associated with reproduction and the development of eggs in women and sperm in men. This test measures FSH in the blood.FSH is made by the pituitary gland, a small organ located in the center of the head behind the sinus cavity at the base of the brain. Control of FSH production is a complex system involving the hypothalamus in the brain, the pituitary gland, and the hormones produced by the ovaries or testicles. The hypothalamus releases gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which stimulates the pituitary to release FSH and leutenizing hormone (LH), a closely related hormone also involved in reproduction.