What is an LH Test?
The LH test, also known as the Luteinizing Hormone Test, measures the blood level of LH.
Why is an LH Test important?
LH is important for ovulation in women. The LH level surges when the follicle is ready and causes release of the egg and transforms the remaining follicle into the corpus luteum to produce progesterone. The LH level is consistently high during menopause. In males, LH works in conjunction with FSH to produce testosterone. LH is useful in assessing the onset of menopause and, in conjunction with the FSH, ascertaining the hormonal profile during ovulation.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This LH Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.