Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Serum
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Control of LH production is a complex system involving hormones produced by the gonads (ovaries or testes), the pituitary, and the hypothalamus.
LH is often used in conjunction with other tests in the workup of infertility in both men and women.

Methodology
Immunoassay

Clinical Significance
This test is useful in the differential diagnosis of pituitary and gonadal insufficiency and in children with precocious puberty.

Alternative Name(s)
Leuteinizing Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.