FSH and LH

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Description:

The test for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a hormone associated with reproduction and the development of eggs in women and sperm in men, has several uses.

 

In both women and men, the test may be used with other hormone tests such as luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, estradiol, and/or progesterone to help:

 

  • Determine the cause of infertility

  • Diagnose conditions associated with dysfunction of the ovaries or testicles

  • Aid in the diagnosis of pituitary or hypothalamus disorders, which can affect FSH production

  • In women, FSH levels are also useful in:

  • The investigation of menstrual irregularities

  • Predicting onset or confirmation of menopause

 

In men, FSH levels are used to help determine the reason for a low sperm count.

 

The test for luteinizing hormone (LH), a hormone associated with reproduction and the stimulation of the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation) in women and testosterone production in men, has several uses.

 

In both women and men, LH is often used in conjunction with other tests (FSH, testosterone, estradiol and progesterone):

  • In the workup of infertility

  • To aid in the diagnosis of pituitary disorders that can affect LH production

  • To help diagnose conditions associated with dysfunction of the ovaries or testicles

 

In women, LH levels are useful:

  • In the investigation of menstrual irregularities

  • To evaluate LH levels during the menstrual cycle; multiple urine LH tests may be ordered for this purpose. These LH "spot tests" can be performed at home and used to detect the surge in LH that indicates that ovulation will occur in the next 1-2 days. The tests can help determine when a woman is likely to be the most fertile.

 

This test can help differentiate between a disorder of the pituitary (secondary), when LH will not respond to GnRH, or hypothalamus (tertiary), when LH responds to GnRH. It is also often helpful in the evaluation of precocious or delayed puberty.