LH, Pediatrics

Message
Update 10/11/18 JAV


Test Code
LH PED


Quest Code
36086


Alias/See Also
36086
Pediatric LH


CPT Codes
83002

Preferred Specimen
0.5 mL frozen serum


Minimum Volume
0.3 mL


Instructions
Collect blood specimens in red-top tube (no gel) or serum separator tube (plastic) and separate the serum immediately. Sample may be drawn in a serum separator red-top glass tube, but not submitted in this tube. Freeze immediately and submit to laboratory frozen.


Transport Temperature
Frozen


Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 28 days


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis • Icteric • Glass tubes


Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
A.M.


Reference Range
AgeMales
(mIU/mL)
Females
(mIU/mL)
 0-2 Years Not establishedNot established
 3-7 Years ≤0.26 ≤0.26
 8-9 Years ≤0.46 ≤0.69
 10-11 Years ≤3.13 ≤4.38
 12-14 Years 0.23-4.41 0.04-10.80
 15-17 Years 0.29-4.77 0.97-14.70
         
Tanner StagesMales
(mIU/mL)
Females
(mIU/mL)
 I ≤0.52 ≤0.15
 II ≤1.76 ≤2.91
 III ≤4.06 ≤7.01
 IV-V 0.06-4.77 0.10-14.70


Clinical Significance
LH is useful in evaluating gonadal dysfunction and assessing ovulation and infertility. LH is often interpreted with other laboratory tests such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).


Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.