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Luteinizing Hormone, 3rd generation (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
LH Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)
Core Lab, Endocrinology mIU/mL

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia

CPT Code

  • 83002