Luteinizing hormone (LH) - Serum

Luteinizing hormone (LH) - Serum

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Luteinizing hormone (LH) - Serum is a test done to evaluate fertility issues, function of reproductive organs (ovaries or testicles), or to detect the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). This test is also done to evaluate pituitary function.

This Test Includes

Luteinising Hormone (LH)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

LH testing helps analyze the pituitary function, a woman’s egg supply (ovarian reserve) , a man’s sperm count , menstrual problems-such as irregular or absent menstrual periods (amenorrhea) , gonadal failure , pituitary tumors ,monitor a woman's response to medicines given to stimulate ovulation etc.

What is this test

The luteinizing hormone is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in the brain and is predominantly involved with sexual development. A luteinizing hormone test analyses the quantities and levels of this hormone either in a blood sample or a urine sample. LH regulates the menstrual cycle and egg release (ovulation) in females.