Follicle Stimulating Hormone (Quest)

Test Code

Quest Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Note: For pre-pubertal children, test code 36087-FSH, Pediatrics assay is recommended

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 1-2 days

Only third generation FSH testing is appropriate to assess gonadal dysfunction in non-adults (<18 years). Combined with luteinizing hormone (LH), FSH is useful in the diagnosis and management of infertility and in monitoring FSH suppressive therapy.

Reference Range
  Follicular Phase2.5-10.2mIU/mL
  Mid-Cycle Peak3.1-17.7mIU/mL
  Luteal Phase1.5-9.1mIU/mL
  Postmenopausal  23.0-116.3 mIU/mL
Children (<18 years old): FSH reference ranges established on post-pubertal patient population. Reference range not established for pre-pubertal patients using this assay. For pre-pubertal patients, the Quest Diagnostics FSH, Pediatrics assay is recommended (test code 36087).

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

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

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.