Endocrinology Book


Luteinizing hormone

Aka: Luteinizing hormone, Serum LH, Urine LH, Ovulation kit
  1. Normal Serum Levels
    1. Male: <15 mIU/ml
    2. Female: <30 mIU/ml (higher in mid-cycle surge)
    3. Menopause: 30 to 200 mIU/ml
  2. Detection: Urine LH
    1. Urine LH dip-stick kit used to detect Ovulation
    2. Urine LH consistently surges 72 hours before Ovulation
    3. Most accurate kits (prescribed)
      1. OvuQuick
      2. Clear Plan Easy
    4. References
      1. Stewart (2003) AAFP Board Review, Seattle
  3. References
    1. Guermandi (2001) Obstet Gynecol 97:92-6 [PubMed]

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