What is a Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test?
The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is an important part of the reproductive system. It is mainly responsible for the growth of ovarian follicles. Follicles produce oestrogen and progesterone in the ovaries and help to maintain the menstrual cycles in women. In men, FSH is also a part of the development of the gonads as well as sperm production. FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) is a reproductive hormone produced by the pituitary gland, regulated by GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone) and feedback by gonadal steroid hormones. It is present in both men and women; stimulating follicular growth in women and seminiferous tubules and testicular growth in men. FSH values are present in higher levels in women, even after they reach menopause.
When is the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test recommended?
It is recommended: To evaluate infertility issues in females. To monitor the function of reproductive organs (ovaries or testicles).To assess irregular menstrual cycles in women. To diagnose the disorders of the pituitary gland or diseases involving the ovaries in women. To check for early or delayed sexual maturation (puberty) in children. To evaluate low sperm counts in men. To analyse hypogonadism or gonadal failure in men. To assess testicular dysfunction in men.
Why get the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test?
The FSH test would be used to understand why there is a loss of periods, and to rule out the primary and secondary causes of amenorrhea. Doctors/gynecologists usually order this test to assess fertility in women. It is used in the diagnosis and management of infertility.
What does the FSH test measure?
The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test measures: This test checks the FSH in the blood. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is a hormone that is associated with reproduction and the development of eggs in women and sperm in men Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland, and its production is controlled by a feedback system involving the hypothalamus in the brain, the pituitary gland, and the hormones produced by the ovaries, or testicles. The low levels of FSH may be an indication of decreased ovulation in women, reduced sperm count in men, or problems at the level of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. High values of FSH, on the other hand, can be indicative of loss of ovarian function and menopause.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 7 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test in Noida?
The cost of the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test in Noida is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test?
The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test?
Normal female follicular phase: 1.98–11.6 mIU/mL (IU/L)Normal female mid-cycle peak: 5.14–23.4 mIU/mL (IU/L)(observed range)Normal female luteal phase: 1.38–9.58 mIU/mL (IU/L)Post-menopausal females: 21.5–131 mIU/mL (IU/L)Normal males: 1.55–9.74 mIU/mL (IU/L)
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day. No particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
Is fasting required for a Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test in Noida?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test with Orange Health Labs in Noida?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Noida. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!