Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
NOTE: Please indicate on request form if FSH is for IVF testing as

sample is sent to a referral laboratory.
Container(s):
Heparin tube (5 mL lime-top) - Preferred

Serum (gold-top) - preferred

EDTA (5 mL purple-top) - Acceptable

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 24/7 Results available within 3 hours of sample arrival in

laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
NOTE: Assay moved to Beckman-Coulter DxI analyser on 2nd

September 2018. These intervals introduced at that time.

Female:

Follicular: 4.0 - 9.0 IU/L

Mid cycle: 4.0 - 23 IU/L

Luteal: 1.5 - 5.0 IU/L

Post menopausal: 17 - 115 IU/L

Male: 1.0 - 9 IU/L

Laboratory:
Auto Chemistry (8382-9164)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
FSH
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Centrifuge sample, store and transport serum at 4°C

If sample will reach SydPath Sydney lab within 7 days of collection,

can send at 4 degrees.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: Place on MPA (heparin first unless serum first for other tests)

Test performed at SydPath unless form marked IVF (send to DHM) or

otherwise specified.

FST (Medinet)

Data Entry Code:
FSH

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 27/05/2020 16:34:36
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