What is a Luteinising Hormone (LH) test?
The luteinizing hormone test helps in analyzing the amount of LH present in the blood. LH is produced by the pituitary gland, and its production is controlled by the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the hormones made by the ovaries (in women) or testicles (in men). Luteinizing hormone is associated with reproduction and ovulation. In females, it activates the release of an egg from the ovary. However, in males, testosterone production depends on LH.
When is the Luteinising Hormone (LH) test recommended?
It is recommended when there are:
- Infertility in women (difficulty in getting pregnant)
- Irregular menstruation in women absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in women
- Polycystic ovary syndrome in women
- Infertility in men
- Conditions affecting the pituitary gland in men and women
- Conditions affecting the hypothalamus in men and women
- Low testosterone level in men
- Low sex drive in men.
- Low muscle mass in men underdeveloped or absent testicles in men.
What does it measure?
The Luteinising Hormone (LH) measures: This test checks the level of luteinizing hormone (LH) in your blood. LH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that plays a major role in both the male and female reproductive systems. The LH works closely with another hormone called follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to control sexual functions. Therefore, the SH level is often analyzed along with LH. Women can get their LH values measured to find out their fertility windows on different days of the menstrual cycle. If a woman is trying to become pregnant, the doctor might want to get an LH test multiple times to pinpoint the timing of egg release and increase the chances of conception.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Luteinising Hormone (LH) test in Noida?
The cost of the Luteinising Hormone (LH) test in Noida is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the Luteinising Hormone (LH) test?
The Luteinising Hormone (LH) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for the Luteinising Hormone test?
- Normal female follicular phase: 2.58–12.1 mIU/mL (IU/L)
- Normal female mid-cycle peak: 27.3–96.9 mIU/mL (IU/L)(observed range)
- Normal female luteal phase: 0.833–15.5 mIU/mL (IU/L)
- Post-menopausal females: 13.1–86.5 mIU/mL (IU/L)
- Normal males: 0.7 to 7.9 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.
Is fasting required for a Luteinising Hormone (LH) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Luteinising Hormone (LH) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Luteinising Hormone (LH) 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 Luteinising Hormone (LH) 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 eMedic 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!