CAN I GET A LUTEINIZING HORMONE LAB TEST AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?
Yes, you can.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.
WHAT IS A LUTEINIZING HORMONE LAB TEST FOR?
The Luteinizing Hormone or LH Test measures how much of the hormone is in your blood. The LH is produced by the pituitary gland in both men and women.
In females, this hormone helps regulate the menstrual cycle and egg production. It is common to see LH levels rise and fall during the monthly menstrual cycle. It is also useful in the production of estrogen and progesterone.
In males, LH is responsible for the release of testosterone (which plays a role in producing sperm).
WHY DO I NEED AN LH LAB TEST?
The LH Test can help find the cause for the couple’s infertility. It can also give insight on puberty, menstrual cycle issues, and ovulation timing, among others.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
Customers who purchase the LH Test may also want to consider the Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and ProgesteroneTest or the Comprehensive Female Panel, a great value panel that includes these three tests and a myriad of others.
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
Men’s levels should be between 1.5‐ 9.3mL. For women, normal levels depend upon what stage of the menstrual cycle you are in. For example:
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
In men, high levels can indicate testicular failure, defects in testicular growth or testicular injury. In women, high levels can indicate menopause or primary ovarian failure.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
Low levels of LH can indicate a number of disorders such as secondary ovarian failure, problems with the pituitary or hypothalamus in women.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL?
Women with abnormal levels of LH should see their gynecologist; men should see their primary care physician.