May be of value in the detection of some tumours. Has been reported to be elevated in the plasma of a proportion of patients with pituitary or pancreatic endocrine tumours.
Please note this test is NOT the same as Gonadotrophins (LH and FSH).
Separate immediately. Store frozen.
If overnight - Frozen
Minimum 0.5 mL Plasma or Serum, preferably 1 mL Plasma or Serum. Freeze.
When LH / FSH /TSH / HCG normal:
Total: <3.0 ug/L (post-menopausal <20ug/L)
Free: <1.4 ug/L (post-menopausal <5ug/L)
Contact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email LabInfo@cdhb.health.nz
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