Item Value
Test name Luteinizing hormone, Pediatric
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test performed Tuesday and Friday. Turnaround time: 2-6 days.
Performed by Esoterix
Normal range Results are expressed in terms of W.H.O. 2nd Int'l Standard, Human Pituitary LH 80/552

Infants 2 weeks-11 months: Values increase about two weeks after birth to a range of 0.02-7.0 mIU/mL within the first three months, then decline to prepubertal values by the end of the first year.

Prepubertal children 12 mo-8 years: 0.02-0.3 mIU/mL

Male Normal Range-Puberty
Tanner Stage Age (years) Range
1 < 9.8 0.02-0.3 mIU/mL
2 9.8-14.5 0.2-4.9 mIU/mL
3 10.7-15.4 0.2-5.0 mIU/mL
4 11.8-17.3 0.4-7.0 mIU/mL


Female Normal Ranges-Puberty
Tanner Stage Age (years) Range
1 < 9.2 0.02-0.18 mIU/mL
2 9.2-13.7 0.02-4.7 mIU/mL
3 10.0-14.4 0.10-12.0 mIU/mL
4 10.7-18.6 0.4-11.7 mIU/mL
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum

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