Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a test that measures the amount of follicle stimulating hormone in blood .


pituitary gonadotropin

Patient Preparation

the patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 hours to sample collection.

Sample Type

serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

children8-30days; <0.2-22.2mIU/ml","1-16years:0.2-17.0mIU/ml"," adult male:1.5-12.4mIU/ml"," female

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

elevated levels are found in gonadal failure"," anorchia"," menopause"," Klinefelter syndrome"," castration and alcoholism.low levels are reported in pituitary and hypothalmic failure.