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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test measures the level of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a patientís blood. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Serum.
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) test is used in the workup of infertility in men and women, also to investigate low sperm count, menstrual irregularities, pituitary disorders, diseases involving the tests or ovaries, and can also be used to determine the cause of early or delayed puberty. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
The FSH test measures the level of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in your blood. This hormone is produced by a gland in your brain. In women, FSH stimulates the production of eggs and is important in the regulation of menstruation. In men, FSH stimulates the production of sperm.
The FSH test is usually done to help diagnose problems with sexual development, menstruation, and fertility. The test is used to help diagnose:
A small amount of blood is taken from your arm with a needle. The blood is collected in tubes and sent to a lab.
Having this test will take just a few minutes of your time. There is no risk of getting AIDS, hepatitis, or any other blood-borne disease from this test.
Ask your health care provider when and how you will get the result of your test.
Other hormone tests are done with the FSH test. The results of the different tests are interpreted together to make a diagnosis.
In women, FSH and the blood level of the hormone estradiol are measured. (Estradiol is a type of estrogen. Estrogens are hormones responsible for the growth and functioning of a woman's reproductive tract.)
In men, FSH is measured along with the blood level of the hormone testosterone.
There are many other reasons why FSH test results may be outside the normal range. Sometimes the results vary with recent activity or diet. At other times the way the sample is collected or stored can influence the results. If you are concerned about your lab results, talk to your health care provider.
Test results are only one part of a larger picture that takes into account your medical history and current health. Sometimes a test needs to be repeated to check the first result. Talk to your health care provider about your result and ask questions. Ask if and when you need more tests.
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