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luteinizing hormone
Synonyms: LH 
Computer Code: LH
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red, gold and light green (Li heparin) top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 1 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: If red or gold top, allow to clot. All tube types should be centrifuged for 20 minutes, refrigerated. Serum must be removed from red top tube. Min 0.5 mL serum/plasma. 
Reference Values: FEMALE: Normal menstruating: Follicular phase: 0.8-25.8 MIU/mL Mid-cycle peak: 25.0-57.3 MIU/mL Luteal phase: 0.8-27.1 MIU/mL Pregnant: <0.1-1.4 MIU/mL Post-menopausal: No hormone therapy: 39.7-103.5 MIU/mL Hormone therapy: 12.0-47.8 MIU/mL Contraceptives: 1.0-11.9 MIU/mL MALE: 13-20 years: 4.6-9.4 MIU/mL 20-70 years: 1.3-12.9 MIU/mL >70 years: 11.3-56.4 MIU/mL  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 24 hr 
Stat TAT: 2 hr 
CPT Code(s): 83002 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/23/2014
Time: 13:24:44 (24hr)